vampire-diaries-katerina-graham-vid.jpgZap2it had exclusive access to the set of The Vampire Diaries in Atlanta, where the cast and crew is shooting the Season 2 premiere. Star Katerina Graham was sweet enough to stop by the location on her day off just to chat with me about her incredible summer.

It was humid and approaching 100 degrees on set, so I have to give her major props for bravely venturing out of the air conditioning for our interview in the backyard of the magnificent Lockwood mansion.

While some TV stars use their hiatus time to hang out by the pool or get into trouble in Hollywood, Kat doesn’t seem to know the meaning of the word “vacation.” Not only did she snag a lead role in “Honey 2,” but she dropped her first single “Sassy” and, yes, made an appearance in Justin Bieber‘s “Somebody to Love” video.

“That’s the homie,” Graham says. “I’ve known him for a while and he’s just a really cool dude.” She’s always grateful for an opportunity to show off her dance training, since Bonnie on “The Vampire Diaries” hasn’t exactly been in a dance battle mood since the Salvatore brothers got her grandmother killed.

“I’ve always wanted to do a dance film,” she says about “Honey 2,” which also features Audrina Patridge from “The Hills.” Kat’s character, who she describes as a “hood chick,” is 17-year-old Maria Bennett, who has a run-in with the law and then is inspired to dance when she returns to her childhood rec center.

Kat’s own music career has been gaining momentum. “Sassy” was released on June 26 and has already generated serious buzz – and its own hashtag on Twitter. What more can you ask for?

Stay tuned to Zap2it for much more from my set visit with Kat Graham and the rest of “The Vampire Diaries” cast.

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