Bonnie was without a doubt one of the most adored characters on The Vampire Diaries. But do you know enough about the behind-the-scenes life of the actress who played it – Kat Graham?
The Vampire Diaries has been an incredible part of our lives. Created by showrunner Julie Plec, the show had the most incredibly written characters with complex layers to their personalities. As soon as the show premiered, fans were intrigued about the suggested love triangle between Stefan, Elena, and Damon and all the other complicated friendships and rivalries. One confusing yet captivating association that stood out was the hate-love relationship between Damon, the bad vampire, and Bonnie, the Bennett witch who was prepared to go to any lengths to protect her loved ones. Over the period of the eight seasons, Bonnie Bennett became the most powerful and admired character.
Bonnie Bennett was played by the famous and talented actresses Kat Graham.
But do even die-hard fans know everything about her? Here are some interesting facts about Kat Graham that will make you love her even more.
- Kat Graham: The Vampire Diaries Bonnie we all love
- A linguist, fashionista, and activist: Graham has it all
- She is a multi-faceted artist
1) She would love to wear her hair natural someday on the screen
Graham recently did a video in association with Vogue and revealed how much she would love to flaunt her real hair on screen. She also expressed how she had always struggled while managing her hair because they did not look conventionally beautiful. However, she has finally learned what her hair wants and she loves them!
2) She speaks multiple languages
Kat can speak Spanish, English, French as well as Hebrew. She was raised Jewish and went to a Hebrew school where she learnt the language. She learnt French from her Father and Spanish so she could give a few interviews in the language.
3) She has an interesting tattoo
Kat Graham has an interesting tattoo on her back. It is a quote in Hebrew. However, the actress revealed that a word in the tattoo was misspelled. So, the tattoo does not quite translate.
Most secretive Kat Graham facts that will leave even die hard fans shocked
4) She actively works for the well-being of refugees
She has worked with the UN’s refugee agency. She has visited the refugee camps for Syrians, Somalians and others. Upon being asked why she chose this cause, she stated that she herself is an immigrant and has always felt that this issue connected with her personally. She has spoken about how she understands the struggle that comes with having that identity since her grandparents were refugees as well. She is proud of her association with the cause and believes it to be a part of her destiny.
5) She’s a popstar
Graham is a dancer and singer. She starred as the lead in the 2011 dance movie, Honey 2, a sequel to the 2003 blockbuster Honey. Her 2012 single, “Put Your Graffiti on Me” peaked at 5 on the US Dance charts. She released her first album Roxbury Drive in 2015, followed by Love Music Funk Magic in 2017.
6) She loves animals
Graham was a vegetarian till 2012 only to turn vegan that year. She is an outspoken supporter of dropping meat from one’s diet and has frequently talked about the benefits of being a vegetarian.
7) Fashion is close to her heart
In 2019, Kat Graham was featured in four international Vogue issues. She later opened up about this on Twitter and expressed her gratitude remembering the days when she was not able to afford expensive clothes. She also said that her fashion is about self-expression as opposed to looking rich. How inspiring is that?
Everyone would agree after watching the Vampire Diaries that no one could have played the character of Bonnie Bennett better than Kat Graham. Her character on the show was powerful, loving, protective and daring in all ways. Her hateful words towards Damon later transformed into a wonderful friendship, a part of the show that was truly loved by the fans! We hope to see her working her magic in new projects soon.
Have you watched The Vampire Diaries? How did you find the character of Bonnie? Did you know these facts about Kat Graham? Tell us what you think in the comments below.