Paul Wesley is hot in his jeans, rolled up sleeves showing his arm tattoo, and Persol sunglasses that match his hair color. The Vampire Diaries actor is on the cover of August Man this January, and he talks about when he started acting, as a teenager: “It was both stressful and unbelievably rewarding. For me, going into Manhattan three or four times a week to film during high school was an escape from the typical New Jersey suburban life. I was exposed to a lot at a young age that really helped shape who I am today. At the same time, schools were kicking me out for poor attendance,” he tells the magazine. He also spoke of his intentions of pursuing directing – he’s already producing two films in which he stars, so the next step isn’t all that far. His ultimate role? “Every time I read a great script, I fall in love with a character and get lost in the idea of playing him. I don’t think there’s one particular role I dream about.”
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