How The Vampire Diaries Ready Paul Wesley To Play Star Trek’s Captain Kirk

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When requested concerning the stresses of getting into such a widely known popular culture function, Wesley responded with pleasure. Who, in spite of everything, would not need the chance to play Captain Kirk? Wesley could not look so much like a younger William Shatner, however he does have that sure centered authority that Shatner dropped at the function. Give that this was «alternate timeline» Kirk, Wesley possible additionally felt a sure leeway in straying from lots of Shatner’s mannerisms or line supply. 

Wesley performed the function of Stefan Salvatore on «The Vampire Diaries,» the central vampire character beloved by Elena (Nina Dobrev) and at odds with — and finally allied to — his vampire brother Damon (Ian Somerhalder). That is maybe the shortest summation doable of an eight-season supernatural cleaning soap opera riddled with twists and problems. Within the Selection interview, Wesley talks about his experiences starring in a cleaning soap — one with hundreds of thousands of passionate followers — and the way that parlayed, in his thoughts, to Trekkie-dom. He mentioned it wasn’t the identical crowd, however defined that the spirit was the identical: 

«It feels superb. Initially, I used to be a part of a cult-y household, in a way — I do not imply cult in a nasty approach. I imply, a cult traditional. You recognize, ‘Vampire Diaries’ was clearly a unique viewers. It was rather more youthful skewing. It was a really profitable present. We created our personal fanhood — there was an actual group that was constructed round it. There have been a number of spinoffs.»

The 2013 sequence «The Originals» was a by-product of «The Vampire Diaries.» It is value noting that Wesley additionally directed a number of episodes of «Diaries.»


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