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January 26, 2010

Here are some clips of this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries.

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  • January 25, 2010

    California Chronicle

    PASADENA, Calif. _ Actor Paul Wesley was often in trouble when he was a teenager. In fact, he was booted out of two high schools in New Jersey, where he grew up. “I was a little bit of a troublemaker, not in a malicious way,” he says, easing his lean body into an overstuffed chair in a hotel room here.

    “But I’m glad. I’m glad I didn’t conform to the system of the school. I’m a law-abiding citizen now. I haven’t brought it to the soundstage,” he grins.

    Though he’s been an employable actor since his voice changed, intense attention focused on him when Wesley was cast as Stefan, the good vampire brother on the CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.” Like everything else in his career it was tough landing the job, but Wesley wasn’t about to give up.

    “I had to really fight for it because … they were being pretty meticulous about the actor. They didn’t know if they wanted to go with someone 17 or someone in his 20s. ‘What do we need to do because we have to get that worldly thing where the person’s been alive for 160 years but yet maintain innocence.’ Understandably it was difficult.”

    He kept reading for the role of Damon, the bad vampire brother. “And they decided no on that. When I initially read the script, it was Stefan, but they didn’t see me as Stefan. Then after casting Ian (Somerhalder) as Damon, I think they thought this could work.”

    The casting people had seen hundreds of possible Stefans by the time Wesley forged his last try.

    “I finally went in after reading a bunch of times and it was literally me and nine other guys _ a couple from Australia, a couple from London and some from New York. And a week later I was on the set filming. But it was way worth it, I’ll tell you that much. It’s the greatest part I’ve ever played. It’s a little more fun to play the villain, but this is the most challenging thing I’ve ever done and the thing I’ve fallen in love with the most.”

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  • January 23, 2010

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  • January 23, 2010

    I have added to the gallery screen captures of Paul’s appearance on the show The O.C.

    TELEVISION > The O.C. > Season One > 01×05 – The Outsider


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  • January 23, 2010

    Next on The Vampire Diaries:

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  • January 21, 2010

    Paul, Nina & Ian are featured on the new TV Guide and I have added the scans to the gallery.

    PUBLICATIONS > 2010 > 01.25 – TV Guide

    P.S. Really great article!

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  • January 21, 2010

    Awesome episode … what did you think?

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  • January 21, 2010

    LA Times
    by Carina MacKenzie

    When it premiered in September, The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” drew the largest audience of any other premiere since the network’s 2006 debut, and it has maintained impressive momentum ever since. On the heels of a 2010 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama, the show returns tonight after a nine-week hiatus.

    “Degrassi: The Next Generation” alum Nina Dobrev, who recently celebrated her 21st birthday, is pulling double duty. She not only stars as the show’s magnetic ingenue, Elena Gilbert, but also as her civil-war-era doppelganger, the bloodthirsty vampiress Katherine Pierce.

    The fall finale left us with a shocking cliffhanger. Elena, having discovered the disturbing truth about her resemblance to Katherine, stormed out of Stefan’s bedroom — only to get into a car wreck with a mysterious supernatural creature while driving through the woods.

    Despite the demands of playing two characters, Nina made time to chat with me about her favorite episode, Elena’s post-car-accident dilemma, and which of her castmates served as inspiration for Katherine’s devil-may-care attitude.

    Congratulations on all the success! To win something like a People’s Choice Award, that’s voted on by fans, must be incredibly gratifying.

    We felt so good to be nominated, but you never really expect to win, and then they didn’t fly any of us out there, so we just assumed that we didn’t win it. We wrapped for the day in Atlanta and went out to dinner, a couple of us, and we got a text message that we won and we all kind of freaked out, like, “What? Really? Are you serious?” It was very cool.
    […]

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