Happy May! Some new interviews popped up over the weekend:
When she’s not playing Bonnie on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Graham’s busy putting out dance hits, including her singles “Sassy” and “Put Your Graffiti On Me.” Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has already proclaimed Graham as a favorite artist in the gay community, an honor that Graham herself is proudly living up to with a music video she dropped on National Coming Out Day. Although Graham has yet to release her debut album, she’s already been on tour with the Black Eyed Peas and has had some of her music featured in episodes of The Vampire Diaries
EBONY: You’ve been creating music and releasing singles for years but this is your first project with a major label. How would you describe your sound and evolution as an artist?
KAT GRAHAM: I would describe it now as strong vocal and heavy drums, melodic 90’S bitch pop. It’s definitely grown into fun, self-empowerment, self-ownership kind of music.
EBONY: Many of your fans are really embracing and enjoying your focus on music right now but there are always a few people who just want you to stay who they know you to be and don’t want you to branch out and grow. How do you deal with those people who want you to just be Bonnie Bennett forever?
KG: I don’t let that get to me. I like Bonnie, but I’m a hired actor and I am hired to play a character, whether a good or bad one. I try to be unbiased and middle-of-the-road about the character and just become them [on set] and then leave them. So, it’s like the more work that I do [outside of acting] people start to learn who Kat Graham is [as opposed to] a TV character who I am so different from and who I don’t even control.
Full interview over at Ebony.com