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August 11, 2010

With all the hooplah surrounding Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) feelings for Katherine (Nina Dobrev) on “Vampire Diaries”, it’s sometimes easy to forget that he wasn’t the only Salvatore brother to fall prey to her charms.

While Stefan (Paul Wesley) may claim to be madly in love with Elena, once upon a time he only had eyes for her…um, look-alike. So obviously, we couldn’t help but wonder how Katherine’s return would affect him. Our interest was really peaked though when we caught a season two preview clip at Comic-Con, in which Katherine tells Stefan she loves him, only to stab him right after (hey, love hurts right?).

“So, she tells me she loves me and then stabs me ? what’s going on there?,” Paul said. That’s what we’d like to know!

Paul implied that Stefan won’t be able to entirely resist his former flame.

“Initially, he’s repulsed by it and then I think he was once in love with her to a certain extent ? whether she manipulated him or not? but she’s super powerful and capable of pulling Stefan away from Elena a little bit and I think it will be interesting to explore that.”

Hm, a little Katherine-Stefan action could certainly be interesting and setup the “love square” (between Katherine/Stefan/Elana/Damon) that we’ve been hearing about these past few months. P.s. Can we just say that Nina is kinda the luckiest.girl.ever since she gets to play the love interest to both our “VD” hotties?

But if you think the return of Katherine will send Stefan into another downward spiral — think again. Our boy’s finally embracing this little thing called happiness.

“I think what I look forward to with Stefan is that he gets rid of his guilt, gets rid of the dark cloud that he has hanging over him with being a vampire,” said Paul. “I think he’s going to explore different parts of his personality that will make him happy at times and jovial and instinctive.”

A happy Stefan? Don’t mind if we do.

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  • July 29, 2010

    I apologize for the long absence. I haven’t forgotten about the site. My computer motherboard was damaged making my computer unusable and I had to get it fixed. I got it back last night and so I am going to do my best to get everything back up to date. Stay tuned!

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  • January 31, 2010

    Los Angeles Times
    by Carina MacKenzie

    After 10 years as a successful but under-the-radar TV actor, Paul Wesley is suddenly everywhere. Last summer his face was on more than 30 “Vampire Diaries” posters at the Century City/Westfield mall alone, not to mention billboards over seemingly every major boulevard in Hollywood. A Twitter search brings up a dozen of “his” accounts (none of which, by the way, are run by Wesley or his representation). L.J. Smith’s “Vampire Diaries” novel series, first published nearly 20 years ago, is now being reprinted with images of Wesley and his co-stars, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder, on the covers.

    Still, none of it seems to have gone to his head. There’s no third-party publicist on the line when he calls me during a short break from filming in Atlanta, and he mentions that he’s only recently gotten himself a Los Angeles-based cellphone number. “I kept my New Jersey number literally until a year ago,” he says. “There’s something comforting about it.”

    Now that “The Vampire Diaries” has returned from its extended fall hiatus, Wesley’s character, 162-year-old vampire Stefan Salvatore, is struggling to come to terms with his girlfriend becoming friends with his brother, the bloodthirsty and often maniacal Damon. Paul let me in on his dream role, Stefan’s potential dark side, and how Stefan might handle Katherine’s possible return.

    Before we talk about what’s up next on “The Vampire Diaries,” I wanted to ask you about “24.” You’re playing Jack Bauer’s son-in-law. We haven’t seen a lot of your character, and obviously you’re busy out in Atlanta, but do you have any plans to return to “24”?

    Not that I’m aware of. I’d auditioned for the show so many times over the years, and one day this character came about and they offered it to me, without an audition. I said “Absolutely.” When we shot my first two episodes of “24,” I didn’t even know that I had “Vampire Diaries.” I love the show, I’m a huge fan, and I think the acting is so good. The writers are great. If they were to expand the character, and I could make time for it, it’d be fantastic.

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  • January 31, 2010

    Yesterday Paul, Ian & Nina were in New Jersey & New York. During the day they went to the Hot Topic Signing in Paramus, New Jersey and at night attended the Love Bites Dinner in honor of their Nylon Magazine Cover.

    EVENTS and APPEARANCES > 2010 > 01.30 – Hot Topic Tour – Paramus, New Jersey

    EVENTS and APPEARANCES > 2010 > 01.30 – Armani Exchange & NYLON Host “Love Bites” Party

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  • January 31, 2010

    by Christina Radish

    In the popular CW television series The Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley stars as Stefan Salvatore, a vampire struggling to live at peace with human beings. In love with Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), a young woman with a striking and undeniable resemblance to the villainous Katherine, who turned the Salvatore brothers both into vampires, Stefan is compelled to protect Elena from the things that lurk in the shadows.

    During the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Paul Wesley talked about how much he enjoys wearing fangs and getting to work with the cast on the series.
    Q: Do you talk to the producers about aspects of the character you’d like to see on The Vampire Diaries?

    Paul: Yes, absolutely. As a matter of fact, when we get the scripts, we have a relationship where we can call them and say, “Why do I do this?” Julie and Kevin write our characters for us and, the way that we play our characters, they’ll see something and go, “Oh, I like that smile there,” or “I like Stefan sort of sinister,” and they start writing more of that. They cater to it and, in a sense, mold it to your liking.

    Q: Do you and Ian discuss the sibling relationship?

    Paul: We do analyze it. We do a lot of work and spend a lot of time talking about our roles, but then we let it go and drift. We are bros in real life and you can’t fabricate that.

    Q: Did you enjoy it when Stefan and Damon were imitating each other?

    Paul: That was fantastic! We had a blast. We spend 24 hours a day together, so I didn’t have to look at him anymore. I knew exactly what he did. I knew exactly how to make fun of him. I get all his little quirks. We had so much fun that day. Everybody was laughing. It was one of those days on set where the crew was like, “Oh, my God, Ian and Paul are not taking themselves so seriously.” I’m usually like, “I need another take.” I’m always about it being good and perfect, to the point of detriment, and that day we just wanted to have fun.

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  • January 28, 2010

    The cast of the Vampire Diaries did a Hot Topic tour event in Atlanta last Saturday. The CW put a video on YouTube sharing a bit of the event with the fans.

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