While Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder play brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, in real life, they don’t look exactly alike. Don’t get us wrong — both actors are incredibly attractive, but Ian is more scruffy and intense, whereas Paul is more clean-cut and sensitive-looking, much like their character’s personas on-screen.
However, just because they don’t always look alike doesn’t mean they can’t be similar when they want to. Remember that time that Ian dressed up as Paul — erm, or Stefan, rather — for Halloween? We have to admit that he had the look down pat, though it was the big hair that sealed the deal.
Though Paul wasn’t on set for that amazing moment, he did have a reaction... a few years after the fact. At EyeCon, a TVD convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on November 3, he said he’s “glad he wasn’t there,” then launched into an Ian impression of his own!
At the 1:21 mark in the video below, he says, “Yeah, I can do an Ian impression right now. You ready?” (Our bodies aren’t ready.) From there, he wiggled his eyebrows, pulled back from the camera, then did a little smirk and twitch. Pretty accurate, and overall amazing and hilarious.
And Paul had a fun little quip about Ian’s impression, too: “Did he make me look good? Did he look instantaneously more attractive?” he questioned. Yes, Paul. Definitely.
What do you think, TVD fans? Did Paul emulate Ian perfectly? Sound off below.