"She doesn't want to see him hurt or killed, especially for her," Graham tells TVGuide.com, adding that Bonnie really did want to kiss him.
Another wrench in the possible romance is Mystic Falls newcomer — and warlock — Luka (Bryton James). "It's the first time she's met another witch who's not related to her. And he's a boy — a cute boy," she says.
Watch the interview below for Graham's take on Bonnie's affection for Jeremy vs. Luka and a hint about a character making a return.
The Vampire Diaries returns with new episodes on Jan. 27 at 8/7c on CW.
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