Paul Wesley confirmed for “The Vampire Diaries” event in Australia

Paul Wesley and others will be appearing on Saturday 3rd July in Sydney from 9.00am to 6.00pm and Sunday 4th July in Melbourne from 9:00am to 6:00pm

The event features the guests live on stage for a few stories, anecdotes as well as Question and Answers. There will also be a variety of events throughout the day, such as auctions, raffles and trivia. There will also be merchandise as well as rare collectables available to purchase from the dealers. You will also have the chance to meet the guests and acquire autographs and professional photographs.

Source: The Hub Productions via I Heart Vampire Diaries

Dish Magazine chats with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder

Between Twilight on the big screen and True Blood on its way back to the small screen, it seems our appetite for sexy bloodsuckers is still is ravenous as they are for us. Or at least that’s what the CW is hoping, as they begin another season of The Vampire Diaries.

Like most other vamp shows, The Vampire Diaries began life as a series of books. It focuses on the high school girl “Elena” from a fictional small town in Virginia. She meets and falls in love with two estranged brothers – Damon and Stefan – who just happen to have an especially active nightlife. Needless to say, it gets complicated.

The CW turned this undead love triangle into a breakout hit last fall, and the hotly anticipated new season is in full swing. Dish caught up with Paul Wesley and Ian Somerholder (Lost fans might know him better as Boone Carlyle) to get the scoop on the new season.

For Wesley, who plays the “Good” brother Stefan, landing the role wasn’t a walk in the park. “Oh my God, hardest I’ve ever worked for a part. I auditioned for the role of Damon three times, four times maybe. Constantly went back for Damon, back and forth, back and forth. They wouldn’t see me for Stefan, they thought I wasn’t right for it. Then they went older for Damon, they passed it to Ian, and they go ‘maybe this will work.’ They brought me in for Stefan and I read for it like four times.”

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