Long ago, Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) went by another name. Why would the Vampire Diaries star change his name? Well, it is a bit of a mouthful. 

"My birthname is too hard to pronounce! I asked my family's permission to change it, and it really helped my career,” Paul told Soap Opera Digest. Since 2005, Paul has been going by Mr. Wesley instead of Mr. Wasilewski.

Trying to figure out how to pronounce it? Paul, who speaks a bit of Polish, will give you a lesson in this video. We’ve watched it quite a few times now, and it’s easily the best homework we’ve ever had.

Source: Soap Opera Digest


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