Check out this Pop Culture Personality Test from Paul Wesley through EW. Then head on over for some season finale scoop!
Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev hit up the 2014 CW Upfronts green carpet to talk tonight’s season finale with TV Line and Buzzfeed. Check out what the two had to say.
Via TV Line:
First thing’s first: How is Elena going to react to the news of Stefan’s (likely temporary) demise?
“She’s going to be upset, I’m not going to lie,” Dobrev told us. “She’s not going to be doing jumping jacks and high-fiving everyone. But you know Elena; she doesn’t take no for an answer, and she doesn’t let death get in the way of anything. … What is death? Whatever.”
But just because Elena is going to do whatever she can to save Stefan, that doesn’t mean everyone will make it out of the finale unscathed.
“You will see a couple familiar faces pop up tonight, and you’ll also see a few familiar faces disappear,” Dobrev teased. “We’re going to reset everything and make it so that once you die, you’re dead.”
Wesley’s immortal character — vampire Stefan Salvatore — recently had his heart ripped out (one of the only ways for a vampire to truly die on the show), but when asked if he feared the reaper had finally come for Stefan, Wesley replied, “I’m kind of numb to these things, to be honest with you. I’ve had so many things happen to me that it’s a little comical. So, yeah, no big deal.”
That’s why he’s hoping the writers start to inject a sense of permanence to the show’s revolving cycle of life, death, and rebirth. “I want them to start killing people,” Wesley told BuzzFeed on the red carpet before The CW’s upfront presentation in New York City on Thursday, the day of the show’s Season 5 finale. “It kind of drives me insane that they don’t. You can’t keep killing characters and bringing them back while using death as a catalyst for us caring about the episode. Death has to the be ultimate fear on our show, so when Stefan is trying to rescue Elena, we’re genuinely terrified she might die. Otherwise, what’s the point?”
Great video interview from the ever so charming Paul Wesley from AOL! Paul talks The Vampire Diaries, directing and Smoldy…
Paul Wesley spoke with Zap2It about tonight’s episode, in which Paul Wesley directed. He talks about The Other side and some “easter eggs” (a common theme) during the vision sequences.
“Now that the Travelers brought Markos back things are starting to fall apart,” Wesley says. “I’ve been able to do some really cool visual stuff with the Other Side falling apart and disintegrating. I’m so glad I got to recreate the visual aesthetic of the Other Side because it was so interesting to me, getting to work with the production designer and the creative team to try to make a new way of telling the Other Side’s story.”
And for any super fans out there, keep your eyes peeled for a common theme Wesley wove into his vision scenes like easter eggs. “There’s an interesting thing I did in some of the visions, and I wonder if anyone will pick up on it,” Wesley says. “It’s not like a big deal, and I don’t want to sound pretentious but there’s kind of an interesting theme in the vision sequences that I’ll be curious to see if anyone picks up on. It’s a fun little clue for the fans.”
Check out these great interviews with Paul Wesley from TV Guide and THR. Paul talks about his recent directorial debut with tonight’s episode “Resident Evil” and some of the challenges he faced. Read an excerpt from each interview below then head over to both sites for the full interviews!
via TV Guide:
Although Wesley has been learning about the process for a while now, finally taking charge behind the camera didn’t come without its challenges. The biggest surprise? How willing he had to be to compromise. “You read something and you have a good idealistic vision of what it should be and then you get [to location] and the set isn’t exactly what you wanted it to look like or the actor has a different interpretation,” Wesley says. “So there’s an interesting compromise you have to make as a director. You have to be open to that and if you’re not you can get yourself into a lot of trouble. You have to be open to change at any moment.”
But because of his on-camera responsibilities as a series lead, Wesley’s one regret was not being unable to be present in the editing room to see his episode become fully realized. After sending off the footage to the editors to assemble, Wesley was only able to offer “a couple of notes” over email. “That was probably the most frustrating part of it,” he admits.
Another unexpected hiccup was weather-related. In February, Atlanta was hit with a massive winter storm that forced shutdowns on numerous productions in the area, including Vampire Diaries. The show went dark for a few days. “It was a really long, tedious shoot with weather issues, changing schedules,” Wesley recalls. But the production halt was actually a blessing in disguise, he says, affording him more time to prepare.
EW will have Paul Wesley on their SiriusXM radio show “The Editor’s Hour” today at 2PM EST. Listen to the clips below of Paul talking about cutting out a shirtless scene, teasing what’s to happen in the season finale and in the next clip Paul plays a game of You Said It.
People’s Choice caught up with Paul Wesley at PaleyFest, and here Paul plays a game of Against the Clock.
The Wall Street Journal caught up with Paul Wesley to discuss is upcoming directorial debut. Check out what Paul had to say about the experience!
Speakeasy: So you’ve acted, produced and now directed – are you positioning yourself as a triple threat?
Paul Wesley: I hate to say it, but I think I enjoy directing on “Vampire Diaries” more than acting on Vampire Diaries. I mean don’t get me wrong, I really love acting on the show, but there was just something about directing that really spoke to me and it’s really something I always envisioned myself doing.
I never really thought I would be a TV director. I always thought surely I’ll have directed my first feature by now, but that hasn’t happened because I’ve obviously been preoccupied for the last half decade filming “Vampire Diaries.” So the feature is coming soon, but this was a good start and I’ve got to tell you it’s really amazing to work with a polished crew and with amazing people supporting you. It was a great way to get started, I can tell you that much.
And here Paul teases The Vampire Diaries Season 5 finale and season 6.
And now, I have to ask, can you give fans any sneak peaks of the last part of season five?
I read the finale and it ends on a really interesting note. I guess you could say some of the main characters, something happens to them that is. Season five ends on a note of ambiguity in that you really don’t know what is going to happen in season six because people sort of …a very mysterious fate takes two of our main characters.
Clevver TV caught up with the TVD trio at PaleyFest and check out what Ian, Nina and Paul had about the perfect first kiss and romance advice!
We have photos of Paul Wesley accepting the Humane Generation Award at the Humane Society of The United States 60th Anniversary Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 29, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. You can view more photos from the event over at Zimbio.
Variety reports that Paul took the stage and credited the many Vampire Diaries fans with helping him spread the word.
When “The Vampire Diaries” star Paul Wesley took the stage at the Humane Society of the United States’ 60th anniversary gala, the actor noted his discomfort with having his accolades announced as he shared, “I’m kind of blushing.”
The Humane Generation honoree has used social media to educate his millions of followers about the horrors of factory farming and credited the legions of dedicated ”Vampire Diaries” fans with helping him spread the word.
“I know that one of the main reasons that I’m here is because I happen to be on a television series that has a massive youth following,” Wesley said.
He also expressed that his experiences with the fans have led him to belief that the future work of orgs like the HSUS is in good hands.
Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have been announced for the Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta, GA that will take place the weekend of October 17 – 19. Ian and Paul will only be attending October 18th.
Keep in mind VIP tickets are VERY limited. The Vampire Weekend VIP ticket ($400) includes both Ian AND Paul. Ian Somerhalder’s Individual VIP is currently SOLD OUT, but Paul Wesley’s is still available. So get them while you can! Also please note that the Meet & Greet listed is an event that some of the guests will attend, but not all are guaranteed to show up.
Here are the details on the Vampire Weekend VIP tickets!
VAMPIRE WEEKEND VIP
SATURDAY APPEARANCE ONLY!
This is the ultimate experience for any The Vampire Diaries fan!
The Vampire Weekend VIP includes:
- Admission to all 3 days of the convention
- Ian Somerhalder VIP Line Autograph ticket good for one (1) autograph
- Paul Wesley VIP Line Autograph ticket good for one (1) autograph
- Ian Somerhalder & Paul Wesley DUO Photograph ticket good for one (1) duo photograph
- Special VIP Line for Ian Somerhalder
- Special VIP Line for Paul Wesley
- Special Vampire Weekend VIP Badge
- VIP lines for all other guests throughout the weekend
- VIP Meet & Greet for Saturday October 18
- Front rows seating for all panels
- Walker Stalker Con t-shirt
Head on over to the official Walker Stalker Con website for more ticket options!
This Saturday, March 29th Paul Wesley will be honored at The Human Society’s 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala. Paul will be awarded the “Humane Generation Award”.
We will be awarding the Humane Generation Award to “The Vampire Diaries” starPaul Wesley. Using his massive star platform to advocate for farm animals and alert youth to the inherent cruelty of confinement on factory farms, Paul has been instrumental in creating a generation of young people who care about animal protection.
Our congratulations to Paul for being honored and being an advocate for animals! You can still buy tickets for the Saturday, March 29 event as well!
Check out these interviews with Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev via PopSugar from the PaleyFest red carpet.
Paul Wesley Jokes about the new Doppelganger
Nina Dobrev talks Damon and Elena’s Relationship
Last night The Vampire Diaries cast and producer’s were once again, honored at PaleyFest. Check out the photos from the event below and watch the full panel. You can view a ton more photos over at PaleyFest’s Tumblr and Instagram, and many more over at Zimbio.
Watch the entire PaleyFest TVD Panel below.