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Vampires and werewolves have a long history as enemies, and The Vampire Diaries' Jeremy is caught right in the middle.

"I start getting involved in this vampire world and I find out [Tyler's] a werewolf," Steven R. McQueen, who plays Jeremy, told at New York Comic-Con. 

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Season 2 of Vampire Diaries introduced the fact that the Lockwoods suffer a werewolf curse. Jeremy, who once wanted to be a vampire, but wasn't able to turn, forges a unique friendship with his one-time enemy, Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino). McQueen explains that although the vampires have trumps on Jeremy (like being able to save or kill him), getting close to Tyler is the one thing he can hold over them.

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In the video below, executive producer Julie Plec talks about Jeremy's continuing struggle to figure out where he fits in. "The big choice Jeremy is going to make always is, if my role as a Gilbert man is to protect, who am I protecting and how am I protecting them?" she says. "In our world, sometimes a vampire isn't always the bad guy."