If you were unable to tune in to Paul Wesley’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, have no fear — you know we’ve got you covered. The always handsome actor, who portrays Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries, hit up Jay’s set (along with Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis) to promote the highly anticipated Season 4 premiere and divulge details about his character and Elena’s transition. However, as Paul and Jay began chatting, the interview went from being fang-oriented to a storytelling session about Paul’s most awkward first date experience and how it involved the infamous talk show host. And — Holy Klaus! — it was hilarious! Check out highlights from the entertaining interview below:
In case you’re unable to view the videos, here’s the story Paul shared:
“I’ve met you, Jay. You probably won’t remember this, but we’ve met before. I have to give you a little backstory. One of my first jobs when I first started out acting was a commercial for an amusement park. And my job was to ride on a roller coaster and sit in the front row and pretend like I’m having a great time.”
“So after the seventh run on the coaster, I vomited all over myself and I was promptly fired… So they sent me home and I was super depressed and I got a check two months later from the commercial. And I’m this young actor and I don’t have any money… the check was for $27,000. I go straight to the Mercedes dealership and I buy a $26,700 Mercedes.”
“So, here’s where you come in. So I’m driving down Ventura Boulevard. And I’m on a hot date because I can finally get girls because I have this Mercedes… I see this cool sports car at the traffic light… I pull up next to the sports car and I’m like, ‘Yo, bro. Roll down your window, bro,’ and it’s you, it’s Jay Leno.”
“At first I was like, ‘Holy crap it’s Jay Leno,’ but then I said, ‘Yo bro, you wanna race?’ You took a look at me, you took a look at my date, and you said, ‘I’ll race you for the girl.’ And then you took off and that was it. I didn’t move. I was stuck at the light. And the girl never called me again.”
Despite playing a brooding, troubled vamp on TVD, Paul is actually a humorous, light-hearted guy with loads of charm, and he definitely exemplified how much so during his Tonight Show stint!
So tell us: How many times did you laugh during Paul Wesley’s interview? Also, do you have any funny celebrity encounters of your very own?