Kat chats with the Insider about her reaction to the TVD Season Finale. Click the image above to go Insider.com
She also briefly chats with TV Guide. Click here to watch that video.
She also briefly chats with TV Guide. Click here to watch that video.
MTV’s Hollywood Crush caught up with Kat at Wango Tango to talk about what’s next for her character and Nina Dobrev’s character, Elena. Spoilers for those that haven’t seen the finale.
“Oh well, I’m so excited,” Kat shared with MTV News earlier this week at Wango Tango. “I love Nina. I’m a huge fan of her. She works so hard and, as her friend, I get to see when she plays Katherine versus when she plays Elena. So it’s really great for me to be able to, I don’t know, I’m getting so excited to see what she’s going to do because it obviously has to be different than Katherine. And she’s definitely going to bring the vulnerability of Elena to it, and she’s gonna rock it out. I know she will.”
But it might not be just Elena who makes a move to the dark side. Kat shared that witchy Bonnie might also embrace that side of herself next season.
“Well, a lot of her decisions that she made in the episode ‘Before Sunset’ and the season finale were affected by, I think, the whole of season three and the things that happened and her making the statement that ‘I’m not gonna let you guys push me around anymore,’” she said. “So I think you’re gonna see an even stronger Bonnie, a more surprising Bonnie, a character that’s gonna make some decisions that are going to surprise people. And then I feel like a lot of people want to see a darker Bonnie. So we’ll see if they play with that. It’s amazing. I’m surprised. I thought that people wanted Bonnie to have a halo all the time. But if it’s justified than it’s never bad.”
Kat and Joseph Morgan were on WPIX to talk about their mothers for Mother’s Day. Click the picture above to view.
Also, the CW, in conjuction has released a series of Behind the Scenes videos of Kat talking about her music. The videos don’t embed, and are restricted to US citizens only. Below is a longer version of the video I posted earlier.
The CW and Bing follow the TVD cast and show us what they do in their spare time.
Kat talks to Dance On about her music and live shows.
10 on Top Outtakes. I was hoping to upload the whole episode, but so far i haven’t had the chance.
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
Kat just announced on her Twitter that she’s been officially added to the GLAAD Atlanta Council. Congrats Kat!
On a related note, here’s a new interview from The Advocate.
The singer-actress speaks to The Advocate about pursuing her hot single “Put Your Graffiti On Me,” her obsession with drag queens, and her close ties to the transgender community.
Although best-known for her role as Bonnie Bennett on the CW’s hit series The Vampire Diaries, Kat Graham’s true love is music. With her stunning voice and sexy choreography, her new single “Put Your Graffiti On Me” has caught the attention of names like Perez Hilton and RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Jiggly Caliente. And as an appropriate rite-of-passage for the rising actress-singer, she’s even been noticed by Sherry Vine, who has has already produced a naughty parody of the song. Graham speaks to The Advocate about pursuing her music career, her obsession with drag queens, and her close ties to the transgender community.
The Advocate: I know you’ve been acting for a while, but when did you find a passion for music?
Kat Graham: Well, I was a backup dancer when I was 14 or 15 years old. That’s when I started to dance for other acts. I was pretty young. I saw what they were doing and I saw myself in the background of it. I thought that I could do what they did. I actually got into music around that time. I started making mostly beats and making tracks in my bedroom. That eventually led to everything, from working with Will.I.Am to signing to A&M/Octone Records. So it’s been a natural process. It’s been a hustle and a struggle, but it’s been great.
On that note, how did you go about booking yourself on a gay club tour just a couple of years ago?
You know, it’s so funny. It’s like you’re this little black girl walking into Fubar and talking to everyone saying, “Hey, I’d love to perform here for free if you would give me a chance.” That was the first step into everything that has become so much a part of who I am and so much a part of my performances and lifestyle in the gay community. I’ve been so completely influenced by performers in the community, drag queens especially. I feel like most of the world, or the mainstream, has the complete false perception of a drag queen or a transgender performer. There’s so much incredible beauty and style and ferociousness that goes into it. I feel like what I want to do, the more I grow as an artist and the more known I become, is to help raise that knowledge of how incredible these performers are. I feel like so many artists take different things from different queens and the originals never get any credit. For me, I’m like, “Listen, honey, I learned everything I know from a drag queen.” I’m part of a house in Atlanta, the House of Brooks, with Phoenix and Nicole Paige Brooks.
So where did your inspiration for “Put Your Graffiti On Me” come from?
Different places. One, I’ve always been about self-acceptance and self-love. I wanted to express that in sassy way, where it’s like if you want me come and get me. I wanted to put it in a song that had euphemisms. So when graffiti came about, it was perfect because I was singing about someone who I wanted, if they really wanted me, to come and put their name on it. It’s the attitude I have.
Read the full interview over at The Advocate
Kat visited the 'What's Trending with Shira Lazar' show on April 12th in Hollywood. Other guests included New Girls'Lamorne Morris. You can watch the show below:
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Kat is currently in New York, shooting the new game show, ‘Hip Hop Squares’. While there, she sat down with VH1 on the Morning Buzz to talk about her music and Vampire Diaries. Check it out below:
And check out these lovely shots from VH1′s ‘Pass the Bowl’ interview series:
“Pass The Bowl” is VH1’s ongoing interview series, wherein celebrities contribute questions to our bowl and fellow celebs later draw a question.
Ana Gasteyer: Have you ever written a fan letter and if so, to whom? If not, who would you write one to?
Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham: Ok, I have written a fan letter. It’s really embarrassing. I actually wrote it to Moby. He never wrote me back and I was really mortified. It was for the album “Play” and I was obsessed with him. He was the first person who got me into actual music production. I started making beats shortly after I was his fan.
Kat’s Question For The Bowl: If you could go on tour with anyone, who would it be?
source: VH1 Tumblr
Then this morning, she visited the WPIX 11 studios for a chat. Click picture to watch (cannot embed):
I uploaded pictures of Kat on the New Now Next Awards red carpet on Friday, but now you can watch the entire show, including the moment when Kat comes on stage to collect the Super Fansite Award on behalf of vampire-diaries.net (at about 1 hr 30 seconds in). Congrats guys!
View it over at the New Now Next Awards site, or below (Restricted to US residents, unfortunately):
Also, check out this interview with After Ellen on the red carpet.