Have you been wondering how amazing Paul Wesley has been on this season of The Vampire Diaries and how he does it? Well, Backstage.com recently featured Paul in an article about successful actors and their acting training. Here’s how Paul started out:
When I was a kid, I was really interested in acting, and I started doing some theater in school plays. I was living 45 minutes outside of Manhattan, and I wanted to segue into doing something on a professional level. When I was 15, I decided to join this workshop, run by Flo Greenberg, in Manhattan. I would commute to the city from Jersey every day.
I went for years. It was like boot camp. I just didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I just had all these emotions. I came from an immigrant family. English was my secondary language growing up, and in my household it was always Polish. I always felt like a pretty observant individual, and I had all these ideas of how to mimic things. I just had a general level of emotion, but I didn’t really know how to channel it. It was just a matter of having words on a page and applying those feelings.