Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley spoke with MTV about Twilight & Robert Pattinson comparisons recently. Here is some of what Paul had to say:
“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.”
“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.”
I actually like Paul. Robert Pattinson is number one, of course, but at the end of the day, Paul is doing his job – acting. The stories do have their differences, and definitely have their similarities, but it can’t all fall back onto Paul’s shoulders. He shows up to work to do his job… he doesn’t write the scripts. However, he does handle the comparisons in interviews very well!