golden brooks hart of dixie cw 325 'Hart of Dixie's' Golden Brooks: 'I'm just messing with everybody' in Season 2Zap2it: You’re playing a new “Hart of Dixie” character named Ruby Jeffries, who shows up in Bluebell, Ala., in the second season premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 2. What’s her story?

Golden Brooks: Ruby lived here, and then she left to go start a cosmetics line. It made so much money – millions of dollars. She sold it and became a millionaire. Now she’s come back. Her grandmother needs her to help out with Gramps, so she’s helping out the family until she figures out her next move. While she’s here, she’s going to get into some trouble, because that’s what Ruby does.

Zap2it: She went to high school with Lemon Breeland (Jaime King), who wound up not marrying longtime love George (Scott Porter) in the season finale. What’s that relationship like?

Golden Brooks: I’m just messing with everybody. It’s hard, because Jaime is such a sweetheart. But Ruby’s got some old business to handle with Lemon and with Lavon (Cress Williams). Lemon’s probably not overjoyed at her being back.

Zap2it: So what happened back in high school with Lavon, who went on to the NFL and is now mayor?

Golden Brooks: He broke her heart pretty bad in high school. You know how those boys are.

Zap2it: How does Ruby get on with Bluebell newcomer New Yorker Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson)?

Golden Brooks: Ruby’s such a breath of fresh air for her. Zoe hasn’t had a lot of connection with people who aren’t from this town. Ruby’s lived a little, there’s that connection, and Zoe needs a friend so badly.

Posted by:Kate O'Hare