Bonnie will be getting a new love on “The Vampire Diaries” Season 7, but fans are wondering if it will be a woman. Actress Kat Graham has often said that she wants Bonnie to be bisexual on the CW drama, and showrunner Julie Plec revealed why they have stayed away from that storyline.
“In theory, we were all for it, and it’s entirely possible it could happen someday,” Plec told TV Line. “At the time [when Graham pitched the idea], we were still so close to 'Buffy.' So if we also made our witch gay … frankly, I didn’t feel like reading all the tweets calling me a hack artist.”
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” also had a bisexual witch, Willow (Alyson Hannigan), who realized she also liked women about halfway through the series. Several characters on the show can already be heavily compared to “Buffy” characters (Caroline is similar to Cordelia and Stefan is very much like Angel), so it’s understandable that Plec would want to stay away from mimicking the older show. However, all hope is not lost. Plec wouldn’t rule it out as a possibility.
“But Kat really believes in it as a potential road for her character, and we support it 100 percent, so if it ever feels right for the character, we’re all for it,” Plec added.
Graham made her support for a bisexual storyline very clear in the past. “I’m all about exploring characters’ sexuality and stuff like that,” Graham told Entertainment Weekly in May. “And I’m hoping that Bonnie, through her new empowerment, will start to discover another side of herself as well, maybe something that hasn’t really been a focus on the show.”
For now, Graham will have to settle for a male love interest. Unfortunately for Bamon shippers, her boyfriend won’t be Damon (Ian Somerhalder). “It’s not a woman yet, but it’s a little bit surprising,” Plec told TV Line. “It comes strangely out of nowhere, but it will make a lot of sense. That’s my enigmatic tease.”
While Bonnie falls for a new guy, “The Vampire Diaries” will incorporate some new LGBT characters. Nora (Scarlett Byrne) and Mary Louise (Teressa Liane) will be introduced as lovers, but viewers might not want to get attached to the new Mystic Falls residents. They’re two of Lily’s (Annie Wersching) heretics, and they'll probably be bloodthirsty.
“The Vampire Diaries” Season 7 premieres Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. EDT on the CW. Do you want to see Bonnie date a woman? Sound off in the comments section below!