There’s a new Southern Belle (well, “diva” may be more appropriate) in town from the new CW series Hart of Dixie. Jaime King’s character Lemon Breeland is the quintessential Southern woman — with a big helpin’ of attitude. But Jaime says there’s a world of hurt inside her. “You find out that Lemon’s mother left her when she was 16 years old, so she has a really big hole there,” she tells “This huge desire to be perfect, have people like her and to be the perfect woman comes from her thinking that maybe it’s something she did that caused her mom to leave.” In the series premiere, Lemon meets new-girl-in-town Zoe Hart (played by Rachel Bilson) and is anything but nice to her. Besides the drama between Lemon and Zoe, there’s heightened emotional tension between Lemon and the town mayor, Lavon (played by Cress Williams). As the season progresses, viewers will learn that Lemon and Lavon once had an affair–and although she is now engaged to the hunky town attorney, George (played by Scott Porter) Jamie adds that Lavon may, in fact, be Lemon’s true love. “When you see Lemon and Lavon together, you see the real Lemon, her vulnerability is all there.”

While the series is complete with its love triangles and small-town drama, Jaime says there’s lots of humor, too. You can catch Jaime in Hart of Dixie Mondays on the CW. In the meantime she’s looking mighty fine in these sleek Carrera shades available in three metal frame finishes.  –rpuccia

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