Would you like to see Paul as Hailee’s suitor — or would the 14-year age gap be a too awkward?
Paul Wesley might be taking a walk in Damon Salvatore’s shoes very soon, as Variety is reporting the Vampire Diaries star been offered the role of the County Paris in the upcoming big-screen version of Romeo and Juliet. I mentioned Damon because, of course, Paris is the one who comes in second to Romeo (Douglas Booth) — at least as far as Juliet (Hailee Steinfeld) is concerned.
As someone who played the oft-forgotten Paris in my own high school production of Romeo and Juliet – my death scene was horrendous, by the way — I’d love to see Paul give the character the spotlight he truly deserves. (Not that Paul Rudd didn’t do a phenomenal job in Baz Luhrmann‘s Romeo + Juliet.)
Besides all that, Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick has already been cast as Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, and I’d be super-down for another CW Palooza on the big screen.
It’d be just like The Roommate, only even more Shakespearean!