One of the things I adore about Paul is his love for his family and his Polish heritage. Paul is taking that love and mixing it with his new love for directing and doing a PSA for Welcome.us.
Paul Wesley is combining his passion for directing and his Polish pride to create a new PSA for Welcome.us, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating America’s immigrant tradition. Welcome.us is currently celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, and Vampire Diaries star Paul has traveled all the way to Poland to interview his grandfather for a very special PSA.
“Very excited to be directing a PSA for Welcome.us – Check out the site and stay tuned for Immigrant Heritage Month this June,” Paul tweeted last month. The actor, who changed his surname from Wasilewski to Wesley for acting, has a strong connection to his Polish heritage. Up until the age of 16, he spent four months of every year in Poland and still speaks Polish fluently. He told Onet.pl: “My grandparents live in Warsaw and I visit them often. I’m very proud of my heritage.” He is funnelling that pride into this PSA, and even traveled to Poland to interview his grandfather for the short.
“Interviewing my grandfather in his living room in Warsaw for my Welcome.us PSA,” Paul captioned an Instagram photo of his adorable grandfather sitting in an arm chair in what we assume is his house, camera equipment surrounding him. Paul has also shared other photos from his trip to Europe, including a snapshot with his nephew Henry and the view of the lovely city from his window. It’s very cool to see Paul’s family heritage and his vocation combining in such interesting ways. We can’t wait to see the finished product!