This is an article that has been brought to our attention about Paul’s days on “Fallen”, the ABC minseries.
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Paul Wesley doesn’t just look like an angel, he plays one on TV! In ABC Family Channel’s new flick “Fallen” (which premiered Sunday, July 23), Paul stars as Aaron Corbett, a teen orphan who learns that he’s actually an angel, but not the sweet, fluttery stereotype you think of when you hear the word. Aaron already feels like an outcast, so when he has to deal with his newfound powers, his life spirals out of control. We recently chatted with Paul in Los Angeles about this extraordinary role and have shared his thoughts with us!
TEENMAG: What was the best part of playing Aaron in Fallen?
Paul Wesley: I enjoy the fact that he’s a social outcast and I really like the fact that we don’t know much about his past. He’s never met his parents. There are so many interesting things to that. I thought it gave me a lot of range to play with. In the script it doesn’t really tell you much about what happened to Aaron when he was in orphanages and stuff like that, it gave me the opportunity to make up my own stuff and create my own history for him. I really dug that. It’s a really cool way of interacting with your character.
TEENMAG: Can you relate to feeling like an outcast?
Paul Wesley: I went to this private, all boys Catholic school and I got kicked out of there because I didn’t jive well with them. Then I went to a public high school and I didn’t really jive there either. So then I went to another school and then I graduated. So I never really got to establish my clique. There were always so many cliques and I never really felt into a group which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, I actually recommend it.
TEENMAG: If you didn’t identify with one particular group in high school, how did you make it through those years?
Paul Wesley.: I had a lot of extracurricular activities and I had one girlfriend that I consistently dated throughout high school. So that was always good. I was acting. I started acting junior year so I was actually out of school a lot. That was my problem, too, that I wasn’t there that often because I was doing the soap opera Guiding Light. Also, I was really into ice hockey. And I studied a lot; I got good grades. I also have strong family values – I’m very close with my parents.
TEENMAG: What do they think about your career?
Paul Wesley: They’ve been phenomenal supporters since day one. I went to college for a semester. They consistently preached, “You’ve gotta get good grades. You’ve gotta go to a good school.” When I made the decision to drop out of college to pursue acting I had already been moderately successful doing the soap opera. Instead of being hesitant they said, “Do it,” which was really cool. I respect that.
TEENMAG: Were you familiar with the books the movie is based on?
Paul Wesley: I wasn’t familiar with the books but to be honest with you I’m not that familiar with that kind of genre. I don’t know anything about comic books. I’ve never seen a Star Wars in my life. I’m literally clueless to that genre. Not that this is like Star Wars, but that whole sci-fi thing. The thing I like about this is that I think its less sci-fi and more mythology. Its more historical, its biblical in a way. But I wasn’t familiar with it at all.
TEENMAG: What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?
Paul Wesley: I haven’t gone on many dates to be honest with you.
TEENMAG: That’s pretty shocking…Well, then, what’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for a girl?
Paul Wesley: When I was courting my first girlfriend, I was about 14 years old, and I sent a five-foot teddy bear to her house. It was so huge. But I had the wrong address and it was this whole mix-up. I wanted it to be this big surprise and they ended up calling her and saying, “We’re trying to deliver this teddy bear and we don’t know where it is.” It was so embarrassing but she thought it was the most romantic thing ever because I was only 14 and what 14 year old does that?
TEENMAG: Do you have a twitter account?
Paul Wesley: No I don’t. But I’ve heard there are many accounts under my name, which is really annoying. Maybe some day I will get twitter. But not yet.
TEENMAG: Favorite food?
Paul Wesley: Haha. I don’t really mind whatever there is to eat. I’m a little bit of a sushi maniac, though.
TEENMAG: Do you believe in love at first sight?
Paul Wesley: Oh. Wow. I really don’t know. Like, people will meet and swear later on that once they “saw eachother” it was immediately known to them that they’d be partners together. To be honest, I’m not a real believer of love at first sight. It’s more lust, isn’t it?
TEENMAG: Agreed. Do you search yourself up on Google/Youtube?
Paul Wesley: There has been the odd occasion where I have searched myself up, like Wikipedia and sites like that. I don’t usually do it, mainly for the sake I’m too busy to go and search myself up.
TEENMAG: What country would you really like to visit one day?
Paul Wesley: Australia. It’s just such a remote country and I’ve been told that the people there are so friendly and open and honest. Oh and the beaches … Gosh I love going to beaches.
TEENMAG: Will we be seeing you at the Oscars/Emmy’s one day?
Paul Wesley: Oh I hope so, haha. Some day. Be sure to write an article about that! (chuckling to himself)
Paul Wesley is an amazing actor, not only one who has got the most amazing looks, rivaled to our very own Brad Pitt and George Clooney, but also an “open, honest” and caring man who doesn’t mind having a laugh now and then. An uprising star, be sure to watch Paul Wesley on Fallen. Who knows, maybe some day we WILL see him at the Oscars. I’m rooting for you, Paul.
The interviewer, P.R.Jayatillake, will also be interviewing Sean Faris. She would like input on questions for her interview. Please feel free to contact her with your questions at formspring.me/priyajk or through Twitter @Priya_JK