The Vampire Diaries: Casting for Bonnie's Mother

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She's lost her grams, but Bonnie will soon regain her mother.

A CW casting notice has gone out for Abby Bennett, as The Vampire Diaries is seeking an actress to portray Bonnie's mom that fits the following description:

38-44, African-American, a beautiful but troubled woman who is burdened by the secrets of her past that led her to abandon her daughter. As determined and fiery as any Bennett woman.

Bonnie B. Chillin

The role has the potential to be recurring. Got any suggestions, TV Fanatics? What actress should play this key character? Sound off in our Vampire Diaries forum!

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For some reason I like the idea of Halle Berry playing Bonnie's Mom. :)


@Uncle Jackass Gina Torres would be perfect! I remember in season 1, when Damon took Elena to GA, and GT's character was introduced, I was like "Is that Bonnie's mom?"


Angela Bassett or Alfre Woodard.


Jada Pinkett Smith or Halle Berr would actually be like the best matches. Lisa Bonet is too light. Wendy Racquel Robinson does not have the aura to play a witch on a show like this. Thandie Newton, would also actually be a really good match along with Tamara Taylor. I personally love Sanaa Lathan (mostly because I look a lot like her) but I cannot imagine her as a witch. Kerry Washington couldnt do it; no ifs or ands about it. Michael Michele isnt noticeably African American with is also my issue with Lisa Bonet or Lisa Bonet would be the best match. I agree with Jordan though. If the role was evil or like a real real real bad @$$ witch, Robin Givens would be a good match.


Maybe Vanessa Williams


Salli Richardson-Whitfield now that Eureka is over :(


kristen wilson does resemble jasmine guy a bit, she can be suitable for the role


If she's just going to be another expendable witch that the writers kill off after one or two episodes then I don't really care (in fact I'd rather they picked someone I didn't like!). However, if they're planning to keep her alive for a while, then I would pick Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Michael Michelle, Sanaa Lathan or Lisa Bonet. Robin Givens would also be good if the role calls for a more dangerous (or evil) character.


I'd love to see Janet Jackson play her mom, but my others on the wish list are Wendy Raquel Robinson or Nia Long.


@ZR- i agree! lisa bonet would be a great choice to play bonnie's mom :)

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