Katerina Graham’s Bonnie began the season as Elena’s ditzy best friend on ‘Vampire Diaries.’ She soon was revealed to be a witch whose ancestor played a key role in Mystic Falls’ history. Graham has expertly transformed Bonnie from a carefree teen to a young woman who is embracing her powers. Graham warned that the cast members have no idea what is going to happen next on the wildly addictive serial. Instead, she discussed the cast’s close bond, the complicated vampire-witch relationship and why she is glad Bonnie does not have a boyfriend.
Last week’s episode ended with Bonnie being kidnapped by the new vampires in town. How is Bonnie going to get away from them?
I won’t say how or if, but I will say that she won’t be alone.
Why is Bonnie’s grandmother, Sheila (Jasmine Guy), so young?
A lot of people ask that. She’s a witch. She can make herself look younger. That’s why she looks so great.
Was Gina Torres’ character Bree, the witch that Damon killed, related to Bonnie?
Bonnie doesn’t know and I don’t know.
We haven’t seen Bonnie’s parents yet. Are they going to make an appearance?
I don’t know. Right now it’s known that I live with my father and my Mom’s not really around.
When Bonnie was haunted by Emily, how did you do all of those special effects?
We have a great stunts department. We have a great special effects crew. Whether it comes to fire or the floating feather trick, there’s such an intricate science behind all of those great scenes that you see. For the Emily stuff, we definitely had a safety meeting. When the amulet got thrown up there was somebody standing above me hidden by a tree with one of those specks of fire that looks like it’s rings of fire. They lit that pentagram around me. A lot of the stuff was actually done [live]. It wasn’t [put together] in post.