Paul did a podcast with “Watch with Us – US Weekly” TV Editor “Emily Longeretta.
It is a great interview and he talks about “Another World and Guiding Light”
Paul Wesley. has come a long way. While he’s best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, he began acting 10 years before taking on the famous blood-sucking role. Now, he’s taking on a whole new world in his first streaming series, Tell Me a Story. Creator Kevin Williamson knew of Wesley’s talents as they worked together on The Vampire Diaries, but the role is completely opposite from Stefan, allowing the 36-year-old to head back to his roots.
“It’s funny, I used to play antiheroes when I was younger prior to joining The Vampire Diaries. I was always playing, I would say, troubled characters and so it’s nice to go back to that. It’s nice to do something that I am actually more comfortable with, believe it or not,” the actor said on this week’s “Watch With Us” podcast. “I love it and it was one of the things that I was looking to do, something different, something that would be the antithesis of what people need from the guy.”
That guy he’s playing now is Eddie, a reckless bartender who “numbs himself every day” through some sort of substance, and dabbles in robberies. “He’s a mess, so when the opportunity presents itself to him where he can make some cash and potentially get away with it, he takes it,” Welsey said.
The actor also opened up to Us about his career – from working on Guiding Light with Brittany Snow at 16 to appearing in an episode of The O.C. alongside Ben McKenzie, who he is still in touch with, to starring on Everwood. However, none of those prepared him for life on Vampire Diaries. He was thankful he was 26 when The CW hit began.
“If I had achieved that level of fame at 19, I probably would have been even bigger of a mess than I was when I was 26. So I am grateful it happened a little bit later,” he told Us. Plus, after eight years on the hit show, it was time to hang up the Stefan hat.
— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) October 23, 2018
— Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) October 25, 2018