'Vampire Diaries' Star Paul Wesley Calls 'Twilight' Comparisons 'Inevitable'

It's predictable that a show about a vampire in love with a mortal teenage girl would be compared to "Twilight," but "Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley doesn't seem to mind. He knows both bloodsucking sagas are their own beasts.

Wesley also pointed out that his character isn't exactly an Edward Cullen rip-off, since Stefan first appeared in the early '90s books written by L.J. Smith, long before Stephenie Meyer penned Edward and Bella's romance.

"It's sort of inevitable, because the characters are so similar. But I guess I haven't been getting it that bad, because I've been stuck here in my own little world shooting, and I'm not exposed to it a ton," he told MTV News about the comparisons. "I don't really have any defense, because I don't know anything about Edward Cullen."

Wesley's co-star and TV vampire brother, Ian Somerhalder, has thanked "Twilight" in the past for helping bring their series to the small screen. But aside from the obvious similarities, Wesley said they're ultimately two different characters.

"I don't really have a series of things that make me different from Edward Cullen, but it's just sort of inevitable. [Robert Pattinson is] playing a vampire, I'm playing a vampire. We're both in love with a girl who's a human, and ['Twilight'] takes place in high school [too], and it's like, 'OK, I totally get it,' " he said. "I just think there's going to be obvious differences and obvious similarities, and it's all good."


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Comment by tracy on September 30, 2009 at 7:53pm
oh please as if he dont no any thing about twilight when he tried out for the part give me a brake. lol he know's that he is trying to be like edward in his little vamp tv show.
Comment by Casey Davoren on September 30, 2009 at 8:04pm
Oh please no he isnt the dude is older and he probably needs a job Tracy u dont know what ur talking about. This guy is SOOOOOOO hot hotter than Robert pattison and HE should of been EDWARD in Twilight the dude can so pull a vampire off even the girl who plays elna in vampire diaries could of been a better bella. Vampire diaries the program is totally awesome and its better in my opinion that the twilght movie. i wil always love the twilght books but VD is f****** awesome and paul wesley is so hot!
Comment by ♥TwilightSagaObsessed♥RobsGirl♥ on September 30, 2009 at 11:19pm
mmmh mmmh mmh yummy!
Comment by Gaby on October 1, 2009 at 12:13am
i like this guy. he's really growing on me. :)
Comment by Marythames on October 1, 2009 at 4:49am
I like him too!!!
hahahaha I LOVE EDWARD.
Comment by Catherine the Vampire on October 1, 2009 at 5:28am
Casey, please let us not fight but there is only one Edward Cullen and he is Rob Pattinson. Paul is an excellent Stephan and I agree Nina would have made a better Bella, but Twilight is Twilight and Vampire Diaries is Vampire Diaries. They are similar in some respects but also different. I am hooked on Vampire Diaries already and cant wait for tonight's episode but I am also counting down to New Moon. And no, Paul is NOT hotter than RPattz. :)


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