Watch Paul’s fun appearance on ‘Regis and Kelly’ (or as I like to call it ‘Ripper Meets Ripa!’)
If you watched Paul Wesley‘s Sept. 12 appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly hoping for some juicy spoilers about The Vampire Diaries‘ upcoming third season, you were probably disappointed. But if you tuned in just watch Paul being adorable while talking about the show’s devoted fans, you were luck. So in luck.
Here’s what Paul had to say, after telling Regis Philbin he was “honored” to be a guest before he leaves the show. (So gracious!)
On the fans’ fake fangs:
“[The fans wear fangs to] fan events … and sometimes they’re not removable fangs, which is amazing to me. It’s a good idea if you’re eating an apple. You can sort of lodge it in.”
On his own fang-like chompers:
“They grow. … It’s a big joke, that’s why I was cast. It’s quite helpful.”
On the older fans who use their kids as an excuse to attend conventions:
“We have these conventions, and sometimes people come and bring their children. They don’t want to admit they watch the show, so they say ‘My daughter’s such a huge fan.’ And she’s six years old and crying hysterically. … Clearly the daughter is there per the mother’s force.”
On why vampires are so damn appealing:
“I think it’s the sexuality.” (To which Regis replied, “You’re 165 years old! Why are you still sexy?”
Watch the full interview below, then be sure to tune into the season premiere of The Vampire Diaries THIS THURSDAY (I can’t even…) at 8 p.m. on The CW!