Paul Wesley, who walked the red carpet at last night’s People’s Choice Awards with The Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder, chatted with Entertainment Weekly about – what else- Stefan’s evil turn this season.
“I was talking to Torrey [DeVitto, his wife, who's now recurring on the show as Dr. Fell], and she’s like, ‘You know, I watch Vampire Diaries all the time. I’ve always enjoyed watching Stefan. But now that you’re playing him as the bad guy, it’s, like, infinitely more entertaining and pleasurable to watch,’” Wesley explained while laughing. “I’m thinkin’ to myself, it’s so funny, you’d think the girls would enjoy the good guy, the hero, the protagonist. But it’s like, no, that’s why nice guys finish last. [Laughs] It’s really true. And as an actor, it’s just so much more enjoyable.”
Wesley has been vocal in the past about how much he enjoys playing the bad boy, which he emphasized to EW. “I don’t want the arc to end. I don’t want to go back to being the good guy,” Wesley said. “Look, Julie [Plec] said we’re gonna milk it as long as we can. I also understand that things get old. Hopefully this is still new and fresh. You know, he was the good guy for two years. Maybe I can do another two years as the bad guy to balance it out. [Laughs] I think everybody likes playing the bad boy.”
Do you prefer Stefan Salvatore as good or evil? Tune into The Vampire Diaries tonight on The CW and check back tomorrow morning for our recap!