Hart of Dixie Star Scott Porter (George Tucker) Spills Beans on Show’s Audition Process

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Per Moviefavorites.org, Hart of Dixie fans were treated to behind the scenes tidbits from Dixie Stars Scott Porter and Wilson Bethel at this year’s ATX TV Festival in Austin, TX, and how the roles of Tucker and Kinsella were cast.

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Hart of Dixie actors Scott Porter (George Tucker) and Wilson Bethel (Wade Kinsella) have been entertaining fans of the popular CW Television Network comedy-drama at this year’s ATX Television Festival, as reported by Moviefavorites.org this week.

Scott and Bethel were joined on stage by the show’s creator, Leila Gerstein, and Vampire Diaries actress Arielle Kebbel who was moderating questions posed by the captivated audience. The Q&A session was a real treat for fans of the series and gave a taste of life behind the scenes of the show, plus a chance for fans to see both actors out of character. Scott and Bethel were in fine form and had fun with the crowd of diehard fans, providing interesting tidbits from the show, insights into the audition process and how they deal with the sometimes obsessive hoards of Twitter followers.

Scott’s Tucker and Bethel’s Kinsella are big favorites with the show’s growing legion of fans. The characters form the two points of the love triangle with the show’s lead character Dr. Zoe Hart (played by Rachel Bilson). Scott revealed that some of the 40 character tweets can be a little ‘scary’ at times, with fans often sending messages directed at Scott’s Tucker character. Many Twitter followers behave as if George Tucker is real and complain to Scott about the things Tucker has said and done on the show.

The account of how Tucker and Kinsella were cast was one of the major highlights of the Q&A session. Both Scott and Wilson were auditioning for NBC’s Grimm when the call came in from Gerstein. Leila Gerstein revealed that when she created the role of George Tucker, Scott Porter was who she had in mind for the role and that he was always the number one choice. Both actors auditioned for their respective roles, yet Scott didn’t want to take on George Tucker until Wilson was cast.

Hart of Dixie is famed for its excellent soundtrack and is much loved at Moviefavorites.org. The show has proved to be a springboard to success for a number of up and coming country music bands such as The Lumineers. Hart of Dixie was the first TV show to feature the band, and also the first network show to use a full country music soundtrack for a series; something Gerstein revealed contributed to the huge success of the show.

The comedy-drama was renewed for a third season in April this year, much to the delight of its army of fans, with the third season of Hart of Dixie due to be aired on CW from October 7th, 2013. Fans of the Hart of Dixie were hoping to get some inside gossip into the upcoming storylines for series 3, but were left in suspense. The plot for the new series was being kept tightly under wraps and fans must wait until the fall to find out what happens to Tucker, Kinsella and Dr. Zoe Hart.

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