Paul zou naar verluid een relatie hebben met het 22-jarige model Natalie Kuckenburg sinds 5 maanden. Volgens de laatste berichten zouden ze samen kerst gevierd hebben, Paul’s ex-vrouw Ines wordt inmiddels romantisch gelinkt aan Brad Pitt.

Het huwelijk van ‘Vampire Diaries’-acteur Paul Wesley (40) is na drie jaar gestrand. Een woordvoerder van Wesley vertelt aan entertainmenttijdschrift ‘People’ dat de acteur en zijn vrouw Ines de Ramon (30) vijf maanden geleden uit elkaar zijn gegaan.

De twee hebben samen besloten om te stoppen met hun relatie, aldus de woordvoerder. “Ze vragen om privacy.”
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The Vampire Diaries-actrice Kat Graham verloofd

Wesley (40) en De Ramon (29) trouwden in 2019. De acteur was eerder getrouwd met zijn Vampires Diaries-collega Torrey DeVitto.

Ian en Paul hebben een nieuwe fotoshoot gehad voor hun bedrijf en bourbon merk ‘Brother’s Bond’.

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http//: Promotionshoot (2022)

Paul was afgelopen juli aanwezig op de San Diego Comic-Con om zijn nieuwe serie ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ te promoten. Klik op meer om alle interview te bekijken.

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http//: July 21: 2022 Comic-Con International San Diego – Legion M Hosts William Shatner Handprint Ceremony
http//: July 22: 2022 Comic Con International San Diego – Star Trek Universe Panel
http//: July 23: Entertainment Weekly Annual Comic-Con Bash
http//: July 23: #IMDboat At San Diego Comic-Con 2022
http//: Irvin Rivera (The IMDboat Official Portrait Studio)

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Paul Wesley has hung up the vampire cape, is shooting for the moon in Star Trek, and going all in on his own spirits brand that aligns with his ethics.

Some may know him as Star Trek’s first vegan Captain Kirk. Others, as the brooding bloodsucker Stefan Salvatore from CW’s hit series The Vampire Diaries. But in real life, vegan actor Paul Wesley is less interested in blood and more into his own vegan bourbon brand. But it wasn’t always that way.

The 40-year-old spent his formative years in New Jersey focusing on his budding acting career—landing his first role in a soap opera when he was just a junior in high school. Larger New York City theater productions were next, before his big breakout role as Diaries’ Salvatore in 2009 launched him onto the A-list. But it wasn’t until a night of Netflix documentaries that Wesley—who grew up around plant-based family members—came full circle to animal-free living, and changed his worldview forever. Now, he’s making up for lost time by fundraising for The Humane Society of the United States, urging his nearly 19 million followers to go plant-based, and even launching a vegan bourbon brand alongside former castmate Ian Somerhalder that focuses on sustainable practices. VegNews caught up with the Hollywood heartthrob to learn more about his vegan journey, how he’s leveraging his massive social media following, and why he’s obsessed with smashed chickpeas.

On going vegan
“Most of my immediate family is actually plant-based, so I grew up with that influence. Netflix’s Cowspiracy immediately stopped me from eating beef, pork, and all mammals, but I was still occasionally eating fish and sometimes even dairy. I didn’t know any better. Thankfully, I watched even more documentaries and read many books and the choice to go vegan was obvious. Some of my favorite books and documentaries are Eating Animals, The Game Changers, Seaspiracy, and How Not to Die. I’m so proud to be a vegan. It’s the best decision I ever made. For my health and for the world and for the sake of decency and compassion.”

On making an impact for the animals in the digital age
“Social media from activists is pivotal, as it opens people’s eyes to many atrocities they were not previously aware of. We are exposing true factory farm conditions and the insanity of our industrialized food system. It breaks my heart. We need to keep encouraging change and educating people.”
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Ook staan er enkele foto’s van de serie in de galerij :)

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http//: Flowers in the Attic: The Origin (2022)

This is Paul Wesley like we’ve never seen him before.

With old-age make-up and gray hair, the former Vampire Diaries star transforms into the menacing Amos in E! News’ exclusive sneak peek of the finale of Flowers in the Attic: The Origin.

Amos is called in for support after his cousin Olivia Winfield Foxworth (Jemima Rooper) is rocked by the departure of her daughter Corinne (Hannah Dodd) and Corinne’s partner—and half sibling!—Christopher (Callum Kerr). “After Corinne and Christopher left, I found myself in, well, rather a dark place,” Olivia tells Amos upon his arrival to Foxworth Hall. “I suppose I was finding it increasingly difficult to find the light where it used to shine so brightly.”

Amos does his best to console her—at least initially. “A certain amount of darkness is to be expected,” he says. “You’ve suffered tremendous loss.” With Amos’ attention totally fixed on her, Olivia begins to open up even further.”I keep thinking some of it may have been my fault,” she reveals to Amos. “I should have found a way to open my heart to Corinne and Christopher.”

That’s when Amos starts to get brutally honest. “Absolutely not. You provided everything for Corinne and she chose a path of moral corruption,” he insists. “Any further contact with her would pull her into the life of sin that she has chosen to live. Whatever befalls her now is God’s way of punishing her.”

When Olivia suggests that not having Corinne in her life feels like her own punishment, Amos says, “One might ask, and certainly not me, if you have done anything that merits punishing.” There’s something off with this guy.

Based on V.C. Andrews’ 1979 novel Flowers In The Attic, the four-part Lifetime series also co-stars Harry Hamlin, Max Irons, Kate Mulgrew and Kelsey Grammer. See old Paul Wesley in the Flowers in the Attic: The Origin finale, when it airs on July 30 on Lifetime.

Paul is gecast als de jongere James T. Kirk in de nieuwe Star Trek serie voor Paramount+ die op 5 mei verschijnt. Met het nieuws zijn ook de eerste beelden van Paul in zijn rol verschenen.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has cast Paul Wesley in the iconic role of James T. Kirk for the show’s upcoming second season. Wesley will appear as a young version of Kirk. He is the third actor to play the character in a live-action project.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike prior to Kirk becoming captain of the Enterprise. When news of Wesley’s casting was announced, the The Vampire Diaries actor took to Twitter to express his excitement and shared how he had met William Shatner on a flight.

Shatner played Kirk in the original Star Trek series and earlier films before Chris Pine took on the role in the newer Star Trek films.

“I am deeply humbled and still a little startled to have been given the honour of playing the inimitable James T Kirk. Ever since I was a kid, I have been awed by the imaginative world Gene Roddenberry created,” shared Wesley.

“I’m not one who usually believes in fate but this was more than a coincidence. So thanks Mr. Shatner for the good company. And for seating us together, my thanks to the great bird in the sky. Can’t wait for all of you to see our Captain Kirk on your screens.”

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds stars Anson Mount as Captain Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley. The series focuses on the Enterprise prior to the events of the original Star Trek series. The series is set to premiere on 5 May 2022 on Paramount+.

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http//: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and In the Heights star Stephanie Beatriz has been set to star with The Vampire Diaries actor Paul Wesley in the horror-thriller movie History of Evil.

AMC’s genre streamer Shudder has boarded the film for North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand and will release it as a Shudder Original.

Written and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Bo Mirhosseni, the film is being produced by genre specialists XYZ Films, Under the Shadow outfit Two & Two Pictures and Jake Siegel. Beatriz and Wesley will serve as executive producers.

In the film, a family on the run from a corrupt state takes refuge in a safe house with an evil past — a terrifying last stop on a near-future Underground Railroad. Filming is being lined up for spring 2022.

The movie is the first project under a pact between XYZ Films and Two & Two Pictures to make films from first- and second-time genre directors from under-represented demographics. The pact is set to produce two to three pictures a year initially and was hatched as a result of XYZ Films partnering with Two & Two on Babak Anvari’s Under the Shadow, which went on to win a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut. The companies most recently collaborated on Anvari’s third feature film, I Came By, which is currently in post-production for Netflix.

Beatriz is best known for leading voice cast on hit animation Encanto, rom-com musical In the Heights, and comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She’s just finishing up starring in London’s West End play 2:22: A Ghost Story.

Wesley is known for roles in The Vampire Diaries, Before I Disappear, Peaceful Warrior and Tell Me a Story. He is also directing and producing under his production banner Citizen Media.
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Paul Wesley en Julie Plec, beiden bekend van The Vampire Diaries, gaan weer samenwerken om voor Netflix een serie te maken met de werktitel Confessions. Het project is gebaseerd op het artikel The Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High Scool Teacher.

Paul Wesley speelde Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, terwijl Julie Plec als showrunner fungeerde. Voor dit nieuwe project, met de werktitel Confessions, is de rolverdeling ongeveer hetzelfde. Wesley dient echter ook als uitvoerend producent en Plec gaat het verhaal schrijven.

Confessions op Netflix
De serie wordt omschreven als een passieproject van Wesley, en was blijkbaar een van de eerste dingen die in ontwikkeling is gegaan toen de acteur zijn productiebedrijf Citizen Media startte in 2016. Het project is echter nog maar in een vroege fase van ontwikkeling, waardoor we het voorlopig nog niet hoeven te verwachten.

Confessions is dus gebaseerd op het non-fictie artikel The Confessions of a Drug-Addicted High Scool Teacher van Jason Smith uit 2015. Het is hier te lezen.

Het is nog onduidelijk wie er verder bij het project betrokken zijn, en wanneer we eventuele eerste beelden kunnen verwachten. Een releasedatum is waarschijnlijk nog enkele jaren van ons verwijderd.

Ian en Paul breiden hun Bourbonmerk in Amerika uit, na een succesvolle pre-sale is het merk nu al te koop in 17 Amerikaanse staten.

The Vampire Diaries stars Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have expanded the US availability of Brother’s Bond Bourbon after achieving the ‘most successful pre-sale launch’ in the history of Reserve Bar.

Somerhalder and Wesley became the latest celebrities to move into spirits when they launched Brother’s Bond Bourbon in 2020.

The 40% ABV expression is a four-grain, high-rye Bourbon comprised of 65% corn, 22% rye and a percentage of wheat and barley that has not been disclosed. It is aged for a minimum of four years in virgin American oak barrels.

The name of the brand is a nod to the actors’ former roles in supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries, where they played brothers, as well as their shared love of Bourbon and the ‘brotherhood they have formed over the years’.

“Our characters bonded on-screen over Bourbon and so it made sense that we would do the same off-camera,” the duo said. “Never could we have imagined that our creation would come this far and help establish new bonds as well as strengthen old ones. We are so proud of the success of our initial release and are excited to say that this is just the beginning.”
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