15 Roles We Want to See Paul Wesley Take on After ‘The Vampire Diaries’

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15 Roles We Want to See Paul Wesley Take on After ‘The Vampire Diaries’

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15 Roles We Want to See Paul Wesley Take on After ‘The Vampire Diaries’

We’re still crying over the fate of Stefan Salvatore, but we have big ideas for The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley now that his time in Mystic Falls is over.

We adored Stefan, but now that his run has come to an end (in more ways than one), we know Paul will have a great career outside of TVD. Specifically, here are 15 roles we would cast Paul Wesley in, if we were the casting directors of our dreams.

15 Roles We Want to See Paul Wesley Take on After ‘The Vampire Diaries’
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1. Prince Phillip

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1. Prince Phillip

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It seems every Disney movie is getting the live-action treatment, so soon enough it will be time for Sleeping Beauty. Paul would be epic as the dragon-fighting, forest-dancing, heart-following Prince Phillip.

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2. A hilarious comedy role

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2. A hilarious comedy role

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Can someone please let Paul Wesley smile and have a good time in a movie? He has spent eight seasons playing a tortured vampire, let’s give him a break, huh?

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3. An action hero

3. An action hero

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Futuristic, contemporary, fantasy, science fiction — it doesn’t matter. Paul should have a shot at being an action star, because have you seen those muscles?

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4. Frankenstein's monster

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4. Frankenstein's monster

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Paul once revealed that he wants to play Frankenstein’s monster, so let’s just give the man what he wants. He can bring some humanity to another monster, just like he did with a vampire.

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5. A 1920s gangster

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5. A 1920s gangster

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We loved watching the flashbacks to Rebekah and Stefan killing it in the flapper era, and now we want more of Paul in the 1920s! He’s so dapper.

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6. A Polish character

6. A Polish character

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Did you know Paul’s given last name is Wasilewski? Both of his parents are Polish, and he can speak the language, so we’d love to see him bust that part of his heritage out on screen.

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7. Any role with Nina Dobrev

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7. Any role with Nina Dobrev

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Eventually Stefan and Elena were overshadowed by the intense Delena OTP, but Paul and Nina have insane chemistry. We’d love to see them have another chance to share the screen.

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8. A loving father

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8. A loving father

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Paul worked so well with Caroline and Alaric’s twins in The Vampire Diaries, and we think he should get a shot to show those fathering skills in a great dad role.

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9. A detective

9. A detective

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So often in The Vampire Diaries, he was the one committing the crimes, but we’d love to see him on the other side of the equation as a hard-boiled detective solving grisly crimes.

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10. Quicksilver in the Marvel movies

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10. Quicksilver in the Marvel movies

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Fans have been pushing for Paul Wesley in the role of Magneto’s son Quicksilver, despite the role in X-Men already going to Evan Peters. Still, we love this casting and maybe in another iteration he can take it on.

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11. A big bad villain

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11. A big bad villain

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Two words: Ripper Stefan. We know he can be true evil, but with that charm, it’s definitely a “hate to love him” situation.

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12. An epic romance lead

12. An epic romance lead

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Be still Stelena or Steroline hearts, because we know Paul can do an epic romance like no other. We want to see him as the dreamboat in a sweeping romantic epic.

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13. A 1960s jock

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13. A 1960s jock

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Paul rocked a letterman jacket back on American Dreams, and he has the face that screams “boy next door,” plus we know he could do so much more with the role.

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14. A family drama

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14. A family drama

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The brother relationship between Damon and Stefan was the central arc of The Vampire Diaries, and we hope Paul gets a chance to play a brother in a big family story where he has loads of siblings (and loads of drama).

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15. Prince Maxon in 'The Selection'

15. Prince Maxon in 'The Selection'

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There’s no word whether the YA novel The Selection will be coming to a screen anytime soon, but still fans are clamoring for Paul to take the lead male role. There must be something so royal about him.

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We’re still crying over the fate of Stefan Salvatore, but we have big ideas for The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley now that his time in Mystic Falls is over.

We adored Stefan, but now that his run has come to an end (in more ways than one), we know Paul will have a great career outside of TVD. Specifically, here are 15 roles we would cast Paul Wesley in, if we were the casting directors of our dreams.