The Vampire Diaries’ new season was recently discussed by Katy Graham.
Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham recently gave an honest account of her experiences being the only minority on set during filming. In Express.co.uk‘s exclusive interview, the star spoke about playing Bonnie Bennett on the series and what it was like not having any other actors of color around her.
I was the only minority on the show
Kat confessed that she felt unimportant on Vampire Diaries because she was always playing a supporting role.
She claimed: “I was always the odd man out.
“I was the only minority on the show.
“I was the only performer on the show, the only one releasing [music] on the show, so I was already a bit different.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the Vampire Diaries star told how she would lie about her age in a bid to be a back-up dancer.
Kat explained: “I did back up dancing, but I was underage.
“So I couldn’t really go on tour like I wanted to with all the artists because I was a minor.”
The singer revealed that she came up with a genius way to get around it.
Kat said: “So I’d lie about my age, and I’d get a little bit farther and then I’d get found out.
“Then I eventually was booking some stuff as a guest star, I did a lot of Disney stuff.”
When asked how she juggled a singing and acting career at the same time while she was on the show, the actress admitted she didn’t get much downtime.
Kat replied: “The cast enjoyed their time off, which was probably the healthiest.
“But I was kind of balancing my home life which was in LA at the time where I had a fiance and I was running back to LA.”
She went on to reveal that she relied on her friends to get her ready for red carpet events, who have now turned out to be huge TV stars.
Kat said: “If I would have a red carpet [event], the only people that I knew that could do my makeup were my friends, [who have] now turned into stars of Ru Paul’s Drag Race.
“So I would go out with [them], those were my friends,” she added.
Elsewhere in the chat, the singer spoke about her performance at Pride in London, saying: “For me, London is like one of the most important cities in the world and you have been invited to perform at such an impactful festival that is about human rights and equality is such an honour.
It’s different than getting invited to do, you know, a little show or something like that.
She explained: “It’s like, ‘hey, we think that you are, your voice, is important enough to put you on stage.’
“And for me, I think that’s the greatest honour, because everyone that the team put on stage are people that have a history within the community,” she added.
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