Paul Wesley Had to Shave His Chest for the Show

starring in The Vampire Diaries took a lot of work, not just because of the demanding shooting schedule. The premise required many of the leads to be teenagers, but most of the actors were older than their characters. To hew to that classic CW teen drama vibe, the cast and makeup artists aimed for youthfulness. Paul Wesley, in particular, had to change a prominent aspect of his look from him to sell his teenage character from him. And though he wasn’t alone in such challenges, Wesley is likely happy he no longer needs to shave his chest for the job.

Paul Wesley did more than shave his chest to look younger in ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Paul Wesley | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for IMDb

When The Vampire Diaries aired on cable TV, The CW was awash in teen content. Aside from Supernatural, the network’s slate heavily leaned toward youthful leads. But even within that context, doing a vampire show added an extra challenge.

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