‘Doc­tor’ Bil­son clue­less when it comes to med­i­cal ad­vice

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RACHEL Bil­son (pic­tured) thinks it’s hi­lar­i­ous peo­ple ask her for med­i­cal ad­vice be­cause she plays a TV doc­tor. The US ac­tress, 32, plays pro­tag­o­nist Dr Zoe Hart in US TV show Hart of Dixie and she’s al­ways amused when fans and friends take her role a lit­tle too se­ri­ously. ‘‘Peo­ple ask me for med­i­cal ad­vice some­times, which is al­ways in­ter­est­ing. They’re like, ‘Hey, well you play a doc­tor.’ Even if they’re jok­ing they kind of think I might know some­thing be­cause I have to pre­tend to do it,’’ she tells E! News. Bil­son ad­mits she does have a good time act­ing like she knows what she’s talk­ing about. ‘‘It’s pretty fun to pre­tend to be a doc­tor, be­cause then you think you know what you’re talk­ing about and you throw out th­ese re­ally big words that are med­i­cal terms that you re­ally don’t know what you’re say­ing – but you sound very im­pres­sive.’’ There is one skill, how­ever, Bil­son has learned to mas­ter. The star can now stitch a wound, al­though she wouldn’t vol­un­teer her­self to per­form the pro­ce­dure.

Hart of Dixie: Mon­days, 7.30pm, Fox8; en­cores Tues­days, Sun­days.

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