It seems Paul Wesley can get as emotional as his alter ego. The Vampire Diaries star confessed he teared up just reading the script for The CW series finale. In fact, he snapped a selfie of his reaction and sent it to creators Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, according to Entertainment Weekly. The eighth and finale season also stars Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Candice King, Zach Roerig, Matthew Davis, and Michael Malarkey
Although he’s reportedly not too sentimental over the long-running supernatural drama series, reportedly, Wesley was also rather moved, while shooting The Vampire Diaries series finale, for The CW. He referenced his last scene with Nina Dobrev, who starred as Elena Gilbert for the first six seasons, then left. She returned to film the show’s final chapter.
Paul Wesley Discusses Making The Vampire Diaries TV Series Finale
Here is the scoop, from EW:
The Vampire Diaries star, known for playing Stefan Salvatore on the CW show, is the first to admit that he’s not overly sentimental when it comes to the show. But sitting on a plane, Wesley read the series finale script for the first time and teared up. He then took a photo of said tear and sent it to show creators Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson (a photo he says should never see the light of day). “I wanted them to see that Paul Wesley could actually formulate tears in his personal life and not just on screen,” Wesley tells EW before adding, “I thought how it ended was powerful.”
And when it came time to actually film the show’s final hour, the actor once again found himself getting emotional. “It’s this very interesting melancholy,” Wesley says of the vibe on set during the finale. “I did Stefan’s final scene with Elena. It was strangely emotional for me. You’re saying goodbye to this time and this moment. The two of us are never going to be playing these characters ever again, and these were really important characters in television for eight years. That’s emotional.”
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What do you think? Are you still watching The Vampire Diaries TV show? Even if you have stopped, do you plan to tune in for The CW series’ finale on March 10th? How do you want it to end. Let us know, below.
To be honest, I’ve never expected TVD series finale to be like this… It feels like it is cut too short for me