Vampire Diaries Past Star Kat Graham Talks About If She Would Ever Return To Her Role As Bonnie
Kat Graham, star of The Vampire Diaries, discusses if she would ever return to her role as Bonnie Bennett after 8 years
Graham is an American actress, singer, and dancer who goes by the stage name Toro Gato. Her career began with appearances in advertisements and music videos. In 1998, she made her cinematic debut opposite Lindsay Lohan in The Parent Trap. By 2007, Graham has landed her most well-known role as Bonnie on The Vampire Diaries on The CW. Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) is a recently orphaned adolescent girl who becomes involved in a love triangle with two vampire brothers. Graham plays Bonnie, Elena's best friend, who subsequently becomes the show's female protagonist after Dobrev's departure at the conclusion of season 6.
Graham addresses if she would ever return to her Vampire Diaries role if the show were to be rebooted in an interview with ET. Fans may be excited to see Bonnie and the other residents of Mystic Falls again, but Graham is quite content to leave The Vampire Diaries behind her. Take a look at her statement below:
"I mean, eight years, you know eight years of my life. I feel like I spent more time as a character than I spent as myself. I'm still that girl that was running around rogue, trying to play gigs and, I finally feel like, with especially all the films that I have -- five films out this year, it's my second album I'm dropping this year, I feel like I'm almost playing catchup in a weird way as an artist. I feel like I gave that show, and hopefully the fans that watch it, eight years of my life and poured so much into it and sacrificed a lot of time with my family, even time doing work with the UN refugee agency, doing my activism -- so much of that has to get put on hold when you're on a twenty-two episode series for eight years. So, as grateful, and I mean grateful, because I grew from that show, I became who I really am in my twenties from that show, for me, yeah the door is closed."
Graham's choice not to reprise her role on The Vampire Diaries is reasonable. While reboots and revivals are becoming increasingly popular, not every actor is eager to return to their roles. Actors ranging from Daniel Radcliffe and Keanu Reeves to Dylan and Cole Sprouse have declined to reprise their most famous roles in sequels, reboots, or spin-offs. The reasons range from dissatisfaction with the business to, in Graham's case, just wanting to close a chapter in their life. Meanwhile, the chances of a Vampire Diaries reboot are quite remote. The program came to an end naturally in 2017, and there are no plans to bring it back. Instead, the property has spawned a number of offshoot shows.