perfect people : Katerina Graham
“I do my own thing. I’m very much in the paradox of things. I enjoy the little things in life, what’s big is small and what’s small is big. It might not be the coolest thing to do, but it’s important to me.”
Kat Graham LOVES her purse in our Old Navy GIF Booth. ;)
Malese Jow, Torrey DeVitto, and Kat Graham Trio Panel at the Chicago Convention
What was your audition process like?
KG: There’s this time in TV known as “Pilot Season” and that’s when I auditioned. I was kind of put on hold. I got the part, but then I was told it was positive I was getting replaced [with another actress] after the pilot. (laughs) I had to do a screen test, and with the big executives, it was nerve-racking.
TD: I have to say, there is nothing more terrifying than trying out for a role. (laughs – KG and MJ nodding) I actually also auditioned for the pilot to play Elena, but I knew I was too old for it. I auditioned again a year ago, but I didn’t get the part. But then I did get this one [for Meredith Fell].
MJ: I actually auditioned for a couple of pilots that didn’t get picked up. I was on set filming another show when I got the call to come in [and screen-test]. I went up in front of the producer and bombed it.
[Questioner was from Germany I think] Have you ever heard the German dubs for yourself? If so, what did you think?
All: No. [One of them said they’d heard the dubs for another language and that it was really weird seeing themselves and hearing a different voice, but it wasn’t German – she couldn’t remember the language].
If you were a man –
KG: [in a deep voice] “How did you know?!” [all laugh]
– what part would you want to play?
DV: Oh gosh – Brooding Stefan (furrows brows in imitation)! [audience laughs] I think I’ve done a character study on him over the years. (laughs)
KG: I guess Joseph Morgan [Klaus].
MJ: Why not? I’ll be Damon.
Who do you admire?
MJ: I love my mom.
What would be your dream role?
TD: Would it be redundant of me to say a psychopath? [Joke because that’s basically all she plays – all are laughing.] I would love to play a role like Angelina Jolie’s character in Girl, Interrupted.
KG: I’d love to play a character in a biopic or sci-fi type. Something huge like that.
MJ: I agree [with Kat]. Or a comedy like Bridesmaids.
This is a question for Kat Graham: Is it hard to remember the words to the spells?