As the strikingly beautiful new star on the CW hit show “Hart of Dixie” (Season 3 premieres Monday, October 7th), Antoinette Robertson is poised as TV’s next breakout star. Appearing alongside Rachel Bilson and Jaime King, Robertson plays ‘Lynly,’ the spoiled and troublemaking cousin of the small town’s mayor that comes to Bluebell to mend her broken heart.
Born in the Bronx and raised in Jamaica, Antoinette moved back to the US to attend Stony Brook University in New York to obtain a degree in chemistry, however it was a twist of fate from being required to enroll in a mandatory theatre elective that drastically changed her career path. It was then that she realized her undeniable passion for acting and where made the decision pursue her acting dreams, abandoning the periodic table for primetime TV. Seeking the best the industry had to offer upon graduating college, she enrolled in a two year conservatory program at the William Esper Studio and worked closely with William Esper himself who also taught Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”) and Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).
In addition to her fan favorite role on “Hart of Dixie,” Antoinette is known for her starring role in ABC’s “Zero Hour” alongside Anthony Edwards (“ER”) as well as Scott Michael Foster (“Californication”) and produced by Paul Scheuring (“Prison Break”).
True Fashionista Now had the opportunity to chat with Antoinette about stardom, fashion and her favorite food. Here’s what she had to say:
How are you enjoying your new-found stardom on “Hart of Dixie”?
Hmmm… How am I enjoying my new found stardom on Hart of Dixie… Wow, It really feels like a different world and I’m so blessed to be a part of it. It’s all so surreal. I’m just so excited to have this amazing role on a hit TV show and work with such a wonderful cast. Everything else is just an added bonus.
We love your fashion style that your character Lynly plays on “Hart of Dixie”. Is that your personal style too?
I love Lynly’s style, she’s super trendy and fun, really well put together. She also has a team of experienced professionals dressing her. I on the other hand do not. We both love flirty skirts with a feminine flair but she is definitely much better at accessorizing than I am. I’m working on it though, one bangle at a time.
Do you love fashion?
Yes, I love fashion because it’s art. I admire all forms of self-expression. Stylists and designers whose passions are reflected in their work make me feel blessed to wear their creations.
Name one piece of clothing or fashion accessory you can’t do without.
My Mackage Larissa Leather jacket, I don’t like cold weather but I couldn’t wait until it was chilly to bring that ‘bad boy’ out. It’s feminine and form fitting with an edge to it. It’s GORGEOUS!! I love it!!
We know you have Jamaican roots. What’s your favorite Jamaican dish?
Oh wow you really do your research .. Both of my parents are Jamaican and I spent a great deal of my childhood there. It’s my favorite place and If I had to choose one Jamaican dish to be my favorite…hmm I don’t know if I could choose so…. it would be either my mother’s curried shrimp or jerk lobster tail.