Kat Graham was seen leaving Perez Hilton’s Mad Hatter-themed birthday party in Los Angeles, Calif. on Saturday (March 24). The Vampire Diaries star wore jean shorts, a glittery bra top, and a green Mad Hatter-type hat for the bash. She also performed three songs for the event. Afterward she spoke with Wetpaint Entertainment to talk about playing Bonnie Bennett on the CW series and her music career.
Kat, 22, says it’s a challenge to balance her acting career with her music one.
“I’m glad that we’re going on a hiatus because I’m like, “Oh my gosh. This is really crazy!” I try not to balance it. I try and just do one at a time. I really do. I don’t think it’s fair to my acting and I don’t think it’s fair to my music and I just need to focus on one thing and be great at that. They say you can’t be great doing multiple things simultaneously, you have to pick one and focus on it, which is what I’ll be doing all summer.”
When asked if she has any role models in Hollywood – she replies, “I almost get frustrated when they ask me to choose because it’s like eventually the people that are the greatest to me have done it all — like the Will Smiths and Janets. Even Michael was an actor and 2Pac. If you’re African American, actually it’s a little more common than people think.”
For now she’s working on a new album which she hopes “connects to the people.”
Graham adds, “I’m just doing promo dates right now. I just did South by Southwest last week and I did Perez’s show tonight and as much as I can.”