Paul Wesley is most widely known for his role as Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. However, he has been around for quite some time including roles in 8 Simple Rules, Smallville, the O.C., and Everwood. While these were a great start in breaking out into Hollywood for Wesley, his more recent works are showing his true coming of age.
Before I Disappear
In 2014’s Before I Disappear, Wesley plays Gideon. The story follows an evening where Gideon’s employee, Ritchie, must watch his eleven-year-old niece unexpectedly. The film was received well by the critic community and received 16 wins and 8 nominations at film festivals worldwide.
Cal in camo
Cal in camo was Wesley’s return to the stage. Wesley plays Flynt, the main character Cal’s brother. Welsey, who grew up in New Jersey, stated that the theater had always been a big part of his life growing up. Wesley was quoted as bringing “a grounding, clumsy centeredness to a role that could have turned camp” according to a New York Times review.
Amira and Sam
In Amira and Sam, Wesley plays Charlie. The story focuses on an army veteran who falls in love with an Iraqi immigrant prior to 2008. Their relationship is tested when she faces deportation. This was a rare chance for Wesley to play the not so nice guy. His character is in fact Sam’s cousin who does not give him the best advice. The film won ten awards and was nominated for another in several different film festivals in the United States.
Wesley has recently finished filming Medal of Honor which is currently in post-production and is set to be released in 2019. He is also currently filming the TV movie Fabled which will premire later this year. We expect great things from Wesley in these roles and future roles.