Check out this adorable photoshoot and interview with Paul Wesley in the latest issue of Mr. Porter’s “The Look” feature. Here’s a sneak peek (above) and excerpt from the interview. View the rest of the story (scroll down) and photos over at Mr. Porter.
Naturally, for a show with a teenage target audience, there have been mall riots, including a particularly intense signing session in Atlanta, Georgia (where the show is filmed) in 2010. “They really love my character,” Mr Wesley says of his fans, and then laughs. “It’s overwhelming. I brought my little sisters to a signing. They know me as idiot Paul, brother, moron. When they saw all these girls getting really excited that I was there they couldn’t fathom why anyone would be interested.”
And what of his plans for the future? “We have six-year contracts. I hope the show will go on for that long but it’s such a peculiar business,” he says, adding that he would eventually like to get behind the camera. “I always thought The OCwould be on for years and then it got cancelled after the fourth season. We’re all looking at other things to do in the future and searching for different roles,” he continues. For Mr Wesley this looks set to be in Hollywood: we’ll see him next as a DEA agent in the upcoming Southern hit man action-comedy The Baytown Disco opposite Mr Billy Bob Thornton.