Paul did a interview with Bleep about “Cal in Camo” and acting on stage in front of a live audience.
Paul Wesley sinks his teeth into the new play, Cal in Camo
“The notion of doing a play is something I wanted to delve into,” Paul Wesley explains. Best known to audiences as the star of the CW mega-hit, “The Vampire Diaries,” Wesley is taking to the New York stage this summer in the play Cal in Camo. “After being on a TV show for seven years, you forget what it’s like on stage. Growing up, I did theatre in school constantly and then I did scene studying in New York. I learned how to act on the stage and I haven’t explored the theatrical scene in some time.”
Wesley said working on Cal in Camo has stretched him “in every way and form,” and that the other actors he’s working with come from extensive theatre backgrounds, something that continues to push him.
“You don’t rehearse as much in TV and in film work. You read the script and if you’re lucky, you have a day of rehearsal for a film. In TV, you don’t get any rehearsal. In theatre, it’s not about getting a ‘take’ and nailing the ‘take.’ It’s about making the character live for five weeks on stage. You get to explore things inside of you that are relatable to the character that feel like home and that aren’t artificial.”
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