Paul Wesley stops by Pix 11 Morning News in New York City to discuss this Thursday’s episode, and his directorial debut! Plus enjoy a sneak peek at Thursday’s episode!
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.
So exciting! Today Buzzfeed announced that Paul Wesley will be making his directorial debut with The Vampire Diaries Episode 5.18. This is something Paul Wesley has been interested in, and is finally getting his chance. There were reports of Paul in Covington, GA the other day on a tech scout. We are so happy for him!
After five years of playing immortal vampire Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, BuzzFeed can exclusively reveal that Paul Wesley will make his directorial debut on an upcoming episode.
“It’s an honor and the cast couldn’t be any more supportive, which I feel truly grateful for,” Wesley told BuzzFeed of landing the gig, and becoming the first actor on The CW series to helm an episode.
Wesley will direct Episode 18 of Season 5, airing later this year, and he said the hour is “both nostalgic and suspenseful.” “It feels like our world, but something is a bit askew. It feels uneasy. And I respond to that,” Wesley added.
Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev and several Vampire Diaries Executives, including Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, look back on 100 episodes in this feature from THR. Check out what the trio had to say about the “Fan Frenzy”. Thanks to THR for sharing the above BTS photo from tonight’s episode as well.
A FAN FRENZY
SOMERHALDER: Hot Topic did mall tours where we would go to a store and do a fan Q-and-A. Our first one was at a Georgia mall food court; we got out of the bus and there were 5,000 screaming girls. We went to London in 2009 and again had this crazy pandemonium, and we hadn’t even aired in the U.K. yet.
DOBREV: I remember when The O.C. came out. If you didn’t watch The O.C., you had nothing to talk about, and somebody told me that’s what our show was to people in high school and junior high. Some people would tell me, “My friend has your poster on their locker.” I can’t believe I’m that girl now.
WESLEY: We’re in our own bubble in Atlanta, but people started coming up to me on the streets, old and young, male and female. People were obviously watching this thing and it became a big deal pop-culturally.
Spoiler Alert! Paul Wesley continues to count us down until The Vampire Diaries 100th Episode with this new clip! Only 4 more days!!
The CW69 out of Atlanta, GA has posted more cast interviews from their recent set visit to The Vampire Diaries set. Check out these lengthy interviews with Paul Wesley, Candice Accola and Kat Graham.