'Vampire Diaries' Star Paul Wesley May Romance Hailee Steinfeld In 'Romeo And Juliet!'

Tue, July 19, 2011 1:22pm EDT by 5 Comments

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!

— Andy Swift

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Miss salvatore 13

Posted at 1:30 PM on August 10, 2011  

carnt wait i luv paul x

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abdulraheem

Posted at 9:48 AM on August 3, 2011  

i?d wl waitin 4 ur bg screen romeo nd juliet mr paul, curious 2 c dway u wl manipulate evrytn, ur kiss me alive. Lol

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abdulraheem

Posted at 12:33 PM on August 2, 2011  

paulhot dserve it nd can do mre on d screen. Wesley lolz

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Veronica

Posted at 4:40 PM on July 19, 2011  

Paul would make a wonderful Romeo, but not exactly feeling Hailee as Juliette. :(

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Delena 4 ever

Posted at 2:31 PM on July 19, 2011  

OMG I’m really looking forward to this!

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