Paul Wesley ‘Excited’ For Double Trouble On ‘Vampire Diaries’

Actor is ready for 'something completely different' when CW series returns October 10.

It wouldn’t be a “Vampire Diaries” season finale without a few twists and turns, and “Graduation” was chockablock, to say the least (hello, human Katherine!). But the episode’s most head-scratching revelation had to be the fact that Mystic Falls is home to not one but two doppelgangers. Stefan is Silas’ doppelganger!

When we had “Vampire Diaries” stars Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder on our couch at San Diego Comic-Con, we just had to ask about their reaction to this intriguing new plotline.

“I was very excited because I get to play two characters, so I get to go darker and do something completely different than what I’ve been doing for four years,” Wesley said.

It’s no secret Wesley’s campaigned for Stefan to have an edge, and as pleased as he was with this new direction, he did admit to being a bit apprehensive about how loyal viewers would react.

“I was a little concerned that the fans would sort of think, ‘Oh, we’ve already seen this before,’ ” he said in reference to co-star Nina Dobrev’s dual roles of Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce. “Fortunately, it was such a positive reaction. Everybody was so excited.”

“Because everybody was so bored with Stefan, because they’re ecstatic now,” Somerhalder chimed in.

“I think I was the #1 on that list,” Wesley said.

“He’s actually become his own super-fan,” Somerhalder joked.

“I’m Silas’ super fan,” Wesley confirmed.

Of course, this new role will add an interesting wrinkle to the interplay between long-time co-stars and friends Wesley and Somerhalder.

“The scenes are really cool because it’s such a different dynamic,” Somerhalder explained. “Before, it was just Damon and his brother, and now it’s this guy who can kick his ass and read his mind.”

“The Vampire Diaries” returns to the CW on October 10.