Actress Rachel Bilson

Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 24, 2011

Q: I enjoy Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie. What attracted her to this TV series?

—Kerry Bradley, Lawrence, Kan.

Bilson, 30, who previously worked with producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage on The O.C., says the opportunity to work with them again was a big factor. Plus, she liked the fish-out-of-water element to her role as Zoe Hart, a doctor from New York who sets up practice in an Alabama Gulf Coast town. "I loved the story and I loved all the characters," Bilson says. "My biggest thing is comedy, so I like that there is a humor element to it."