Paul Wesley Web mobile version
March 3, 2013

Digital Spy shared this article where Paul talks about his early career and how it helped him.

Paul Wesley has opened up about the struggles of his early acting career.

The Vampire Diaries star spent his teen years juggling school and work on the soap opera Guiding Light, a situation which he said helped him become a better actor.

“It was both stressful and unbelievably rewarding,” Wesley explained to August Man. “For me, going into Manhattan three or four times a week to film during high school was an escape from the typical New Jersey suburban life.”

He further commented: “I was exposed to a lot at a young age that really helped shape who I am today. At the same time, schools were kicking me out for poor attendance.”

Wesley also revealed that he has learned not to covet any single role as his dream job.

“Every time I read a great script, I fall in love with a character and get lost in the idea of playing him,” he said. “I don’t think there’s one particular role I dream about.”

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