On August 13th this year the 2017 Teen Choice Awards were held and the cast of The Vampire Diaries won in the following categories;

Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show: The Vampire Diaries
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress: Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries)

Kat Graham sat down and talked about her new album and her new film “All Eyez On Me” with Entertainment Tonight

The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham has -finally- released the music video for her song called “Sometimes”. Check the video below;

The final episode of The Vampire Diaries aired three days ago.
And Kat Graham proved she wasn’t ready to retire with it as she rocked a performance at Bar 96 on Monday.
The 27-year-old actress slash singer took to the stage at NYLON’s Happiest Of Hours at #TwitterHouse in Austin, Texas.

The stunner showed off her impressive assets in a plunging black vest top, which she paired with some very high-waisted jeans.
She was joined at the SXSW precursor event by fellow performers Bridgit Mendler, POWERS, and The Aces, as well as a DJ set by DJ Coco Robert.

Speaking with AOL’s Ricky Camilleri at the BUILD Studio opening in New York, Kat said that she’s going for a ‘different vibe’ with her upcoming album, which she’s been collaborating on with legendary producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.

[Daily Mail]

I have added 700+ 1080p screencaptures of The Vampire Diaries’ Special “The Vampire Diaries: Forever Yours” to our photo archives;

The day has finally come to say goodbye to Mystic Falls, the Salvatore brothers, and eight seasons worth of shocking twists as The Vampire Diaries airs its series finale. And to honor the show that’s been so special to so many, cast members — both main cast and guest stars — took to social media Friday to say thank you and share memories of their time on the show and what it’s all meant to them. EW.com shared.

I have a bloody good relationship with @emmalalonde1 #tvdforever I think this was for a dream sequence in Season 6

Een bericht gedeeld door Candice King (@craccola) op

Regram @kevwilliamson ?❤️Season 1 #tvdforever

Een bericht gedeeld door Candice King (@craccola) op

Me and Dobreva- London circa 2010

Een bericht gedeeld door Paul Wesley (@paulvedere) op

the book is closing. i still can't believe i'm lucky enough to say i have my own little chapter in it. this show was such a force, and its impact on my life i'll be forever thankful for. to the creators (@kevwilliamson and @julieplec) and the cw, thank you for taking a chance on a young girl that was hoping and praying for a role like this. child actors tirelessly dream of landing on such a stepping stone. it ushered me into the next phase of my career in such a seamless and graceful way. i am overcome with awe to this day of how timely everything fell into place. to the cast and crew, thank you for your open arms. you all taught me so much and made this one of the most positive and unforgettable experiences of my life. and lastly, to anna, who i am so honored to have portrayed. what a truly beautiful character and journey. from her quirkiness and innocence to her depths filled with longing and pain. she became more than a character and words on a page. she was so very real to me, and i'm so glad that others were able to fall in love with her the way that i did. #tvdforever and ever.

Een bericht gedeeld door ᴍᴀʟᴇsᴇ ᴊᴏᴡ (@malesejow) op

From the pilot. Our very first picture together! @iansomerhalder @kevwilliamson #tvdforever #tvdmemories

Een bericht gedeeld door Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) op

Season One wrap party. @craccola @nina @kaylaewell @saracanning @kevwilliamson #tvdforever #tvdmemories

Een bericht gedeeld door Kevin Williamson (@kevwilliamson) op

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.

[Just Jared JR]

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.

The Vampire Diaries has wrapped up filming earlier this week… *sobs* I have added some behind the scenes photos to our photo archives;

With The Vampire Diaries’s eighth season set to be its last, actress Kat Graham—who’s been playing a young witch named Bonnie since 2009—spent this past year preparing for her graduation from the hit Y.A. series. Outside of the show’s busy schedule, Graham juggled a multitude of exciting new projects—including a starring role in 2017’s mega-budget Tupac biopic All Eyez On Me and a new album that she collaborated on with Prince. Yes, that Prince.

As if that weren’t enough, Graham was also named an International Goodwill Ambassador for the aid organization Empower 54 after being introduced to its founder, Princess Modupe Ozolua of Nigeria.

“I felt that I was on way more red carpets than missions,” says Graham about her impetus to give back. “I took a look at what was happening in the world, and I didn’t feel like I was contributing enough.”

The 27-year-old spent three years working on the cause of refugees in the Middle East and Central America with the UN Refugee Agency before meeting Princess Modupe and shifting her humanitarian focus to align with Empower54. Graham now dedicates her time to helping elevate the organization’s profile, in addition to raising awareness for the plight of the millions of African civilians suffering at the hands of Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest terrorist organizations. Empower54 actively and directly provides rehabilitation through health and education programs to the malnourished children, displaced families, and refugees affected by this violence.

“Modupe is literally on the ground, rescuing men women and children from villages that have been devastated by Boko Haram,” says Graham. “I need to be doing that. I don’t want to be alone at 80 years old, dripping in diamonds—having never helped anyone. That’s not my path. That’s not what I care about. That’s not what excites me.”

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