Kat Graham is starting to reflect on her time as Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries.
The actress and singer opened up about one of the most difficult scenes for her to shoot throughout the series.

“There are moments where I felt bizarre parallels between the character and my own journey,” she revealed. “I learned a lot about myself playing her. The emotional scenes are never easy.”

Kat adds, “The first scene that jolted me was the Grams death scene in season 1. Unfortunately, I had buried my real grandmother the day before.”

“It was very traumatic. And usually any major loss on the show, I had dealt with something similar in my own personal life, sans the supernatural aspect of it,” Kat says.

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Here’s the official episode description for The Originals’ season 4 premiere “Gather Up the Killers” airing March 17th on the CW;

FIVE YEARS LATER — On the fifth anniversary of Klaus’ defeat, Marcel is king of the city and welcomes the un-sired vampires to New Orleans, only to find they pose an unexpected threat to his rule, leading him to seek counsel from an unlikely source. Meanwhile, as Hayley closes in on the cure that will allow her to revive Elijah and the slumbering Mikaelsons, she faces a final task that will force her to make a ruthless decision.



Who’s ready for a June wedding? (Or at least a wedding.)

This week marks the penultimate episode of The Vampire Diaries, and from the promo, we know that Damon’s plan is to use Stefan and Caroline’s wedding to draw Katherine out — yes, Katherine! Now that Cade is dead, Katherine “the baddest bitch of all” Pierce is in charge of hell, and considering her obsession with the youngest Salvatore, what better way to get her to show herself than marrying Stefan off to another woman?

Sure, it might not be the most romantic reason to have a wedding, but let’s also be clear: This wedding was happening before Katherine came along. They’re simply moving up the timeline of things. And that means fans will get to watch Caroline walk down the aisle in a beautiful ceremony that’s apparently performed by Damon.

EW.com shared new photos of Stefan and Caroline’s wedding;

The Vampire Diaries — “We’re Planning a June Wedding” — Pictured (L-R): Candice King as Caroline, Ian Somerhalder as Damon and Paul Wesley as Stefan — Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. (No copyright infringement is ever intended)



“We met, and we talked, and it was epic, but then the sun came up and reality set in.” When Elena Gilbert first said those words to Stefan Salvatore in the second episode of The Vampire Diaries, she was finding a reason why they couldn’t be together. Their lives were just too complicated. But by the end of the hour, Stefan would remind her of just how epic their connection was, repeating those words before kissing her for the first time … even after reality set in. EW.com wrote.

The Vampire Diaries’ executive producers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson explain the series finale title “I Was Feeling Epic” airing March 10th on The CW;

However, what was happening onscreen wasn’t the only thing that was “epic” about that moment. Co-creator Kevin Williamson will never forget reading that interaction and what it meant for the show. “[Co-creator] Julie [Plec] wrote that beautiful monologue, and I remember reading it for the first time and just crying,” Williamson tells EW. “And then Stefan came back and said it to her again, and I remember tearing up. I thought we were onto something special. When you shoot a pilot, you never know if anything is going to work. But it’s those second and third episodes where it starts to come together. And that’s when you know if the show has legs.”

And even more than signaling something special for Williamson, that moment introduced a theme that the show would carry all the way through to its series finale: It has to be epic. “I did a lot of the early writing and Kevin did a lot of the re-writing,” Plec says. “We were trying to figure out the show as we went and I wrote the scene where Elena says, ‘We met, and we talked, and it was epic, but then the sun came up and reality set in.’ And I remember Kevin circling it on his script and giving it a triple check. A triple check from Kevin Williamson is, ‘I love this line.’”

So it was no surprise when the line — or at least the sentiment — came back in episode 8. Using her sage vampire wisdom, Stefan’s best friend Lexi convinced Elena to give Stefan a chance by explaining that, “When it’s real, you can’t walk away.” And when Stefan thanked his bestie for helping him out, she simply said, “I was feeling epic,” a line that lives on years later and is now the official title of the Vampire Diaries series finale.

“During the first season of this show, when Julie and I were not sleeping and we were just writing non-stop and were completely out of our minds, we wrote the episode where Lexi pulled a solid for Stefan in the bar and pumped up Stefan in Elena’s eyes, and she’s like, ‘I was feeling epic.’ That line became Julie’s favorite line of the entire show,” Williamson says. “From the very very beginning, we kept saying in the writers’ room: ‘It has to be epic. We want an epic moment.’ This whole show has always been about epic moments and that was the line.”

So when it came time to end the show, there was really only one type of finale that Plec and Williamson wanted to write: An epic one. “It had to be epic,” Williamson says. “What better title than the callback of what was one of our favorite lines in the whole show? Epic has been our mantra from day one.”



I have added 700+ 1080p screencaptures of The Vampire Diaries’ 8×14: “It’s Been a Hell of a Ride” to our photo archives;




The Vampire Diaries’ second to last episode 8×15: “We’re Planning a June Wedding” airs March 3rd on The CW;

WEDDING BELLS? – A wedding is quickly planned in order for Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley) to lure a dangerous enemy out into the open. This looming threat puts the fate of Mystic Falls in eminent danger and must be destroyed.



With one season left in The Vampire Diaries’ run, we decided it was time to start collecting everyone’s final diary entries. Every week during the final season, EW is asking those involved with the show to look back on one of their favorite moments from the series. So grab your tissues and join us on this trip down a vampire-filled memory lane.

This week, Paul Wesley looks back on playing Stefan Salvatore…

I remember watching episode two and thinking, “This is pretty good.” The pilot was so much set up and there was so much over-analyzing and I was so worried about this and that, and you want to do well. There’s so much that goes into a pilot. You can’t view it objectively. And then I remember watching episode two and that was when it really hit me.

I think the show’s at its best when the stakes mean something. So I think seasons 1, 2, 3 were very real and all the consequences meant something. The show’s best when it’s able to do that and when people really do die and when tragic things do occur and there’s no going back. And I also think the show’s at its best honestly when it’s about the relationship between the brothers. The show’s really about brothers — two brothers fighting over a girl — but it’s really about two brothers and their relationship with each other and their story.

In season 3, I had been the hero and the good guy for two years and I think when they gave me the opportunity to become the anti-hero, to go against all the things that I had been stereotyped as and all the things that the character had personified, I felt like that was an opportunity to show not only a different range as an artist, but also, as someone watching the show, I thought, “This is great for the fans, to see their hero become the villain.” So that was exciting for me.

If there’s one thing I hope I learned from this experience it’s: When a show becomes really popular and people recognize you and come up to you, it’s really important to not forget that you’re an actor on a show and you need to have humility. I see a lot of young actors lose themselves and they really start believing it. It’s important to harness that energy and that power and use it for good, but I also think a lot of people these days take fame and it becomes about narcissism and ego. I hope it never got that way for me. But I would hope that, for me, regardless of what happens in my career in the future, I always want to maintain a level of humility. I think it’s so important to not lose yourself and to just understand that you’re a conduit.

The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.



The series finale of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ is going to be a heartbreaker — but it will also include the Stelena reunion that many people have been waiting for. Watch the video here.

“What happened? Why am I here right now?” Elena (Nina Dobrev) has the same questions we have in the new promo for the series finale of The Vampire Diaries. We see her come face to face with Stefan (Paul Wesley), who oddly enough has tears in his eyes and a huge smile on his face.

In case you forgot, Elena was put into a coma at the end of season six by Kai, and linking her life to Bonnie’s. So, she can only wake up if and when Bonnie dies. So, is there a time jump? Is it 60ish years later? Well, my guess would be no, since she’s seeing Stefan who is now human and hasn’t aged a day. Additionally, the first teaser video revealed Elena also visits Mystic Falls high school . . . and we have no idea why.

We don’t know much about the finale, except that there will be a major death, Entertainment Weekly is reporting. In the finale, one main character will be missing — and everyone else will be int he Mystic Falls cemetery for their funeral. With the gates of Hell being opened by the bell ringing, there’s a chance that anyone who has died could come back — and we wouldn’t be surprised to see many familiar faces on the finale. Also, expect to cry.

“We wanted to go big, emotionally, with the action, and with the spectacular of it,” Julie Plec, who co-wrote the finale with co-creator Kevin Williamson. “We were absolutely feeling epic.” Yes, the title of the finale is “I Was Feeling Epic,” a quote that Stefan’s BFF, Lexi, said in episode eight of the first season. Julie also added a few more spoilers, which you can read here.

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With one season left in The Vampire Diaries’ run, we decided it was time to start collecting everyone’s final diary entries. Every week during the final season, EW is asking those involved with the show to look back on one of their favorite moments from the series. So grab your tissues and join us on this trip down a vampire-filled memory lane.

This week, Kat Graham reflects on eight seasons playing Bonnie Bennett…

I always knew the show was going to work even from the pilot, because I had shot about five pilots and none of them had ever gone through. And there was way too much money that was put into this pilot. It was this unparalleled support that I hadn’t seen from a network. They were going to make this work; they really believed in it. So I always believed it was going to work. I never thought I’d make it past the pilot, but that’s a whole other story.

There are moments where I felt bizarre parallels between the character and my own journey. I learned a lot about myself playing her. The emotional scenes are never easy. The first scene that jolted me was the Grams death scene in season 1. Unfortunately, I had buried my real grandmother the day before. It was very traumatic. And usually any major loss on the show, I had dealt with something similar in my own personal life, sans the supernatural aspect of it.

I had some pretty big losses over the last two to three years. Being able to play a character like that through some of my darkest hours, it was my saving grace.

I also really love the stuff with Ian when we were in that prison world together. I was really proud of the work we did together during that time. In the Silas days, I had some really cool moments with Elena, who was actually Katherine in the moment. Or when Alaric was actually Klaus. There’s so many great scenes.

I learned a lot about what kind of actor I wanted to be. Work always comes first as an actor. I think a lot of young girls see actresses and they think of red carpets and they think of Us Weekly and they don’t really think about the breaking down of a script and what that requires and what you would need to pull it off. I learned about teamwork and about communication and about standing up for yourself. I learned about poise and dignity, and I learned about what it means to be an African-American in television and what that requires in terms of what kind of position you take for yourself and how you define your own reality in a world that is still finding its footing, to say the least.

Overall, I am appreciative of the opportunity that I got to play different levels and different emotions for this character. I’m grateful for the platform I got.

–As told to Samantha Highfill

The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.



It’s the sight Vampire Diaries fans have waited two years to behold: Damon and Elena together again, at last. TV Line has published the finale promo for The Vampire Diaries. Watch the video above!

The “Delena” reunion goes down during the CW drama’s March 10 series finale (9/8c), and TVLine has an exclusive first look at the long-awaited moment — which appears to catch Damon by surprise. (You know, unless that stunned look is just his way of saying, “Good morning!”)

Of course, Elena isn’t the only Mystic Falls resident making a triumphant return over the course of the series’ final episodes. It was recently revealed that Melinda Clarke will reprise the role of Kelly Donovan — yes, as in Matt and Vicki’s mom — in the March 3 episode (8/7c), which will also feature Stefan and Caroline’s (somewhat rushed) nuptials.

Also expected to appear before the series comes to a close are “Uncle” John (David Anders) and Jeremy Gilbert (Steven R. McQueen), among others.



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