Kat Graham can be a real witch sometimes - but only when she's portraying Bonnie Bennett on TV's "The Vampire Diaries." Other times, she's an actress, a singer, a dancer and even a fighter - and she's all of these in the new video for her cover of Paula Abdul's "Cold Hearted," which makes its exclusive debut on Billboard.com.
In addition to all of the hats she wears, Kat Graham is also a Paula Abdul fan, a fact that played a significant role in her choosing to cover Abdul's 1989 hit, which she retitled slightly as "Cold Hearted Snake." "There were -- and still are -- very few stars that I can really look up to, and Paula is one of them," says Graham, who also named former tourmate Fergie as another influence. "I was a bi-racial kid who was a back-up dancer turned into what I am now."
Graham puts her own stamp on "Cold Hearted," which is available at iTunes, by tweaking the lyrics and amping up the tempo; the video is even sexier than the original. In Graham's version, the actress-singer plays a boxer who seems more interested in perfecting her dance moves than her left hook, but she explains that she has a fighter mentality in every facet of her career.