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Paul Wesley Says He's Staying Clothed On 'The Vampire Diaries'

Mon, April 16, 2012 10:53am EDT by Andy Swift 13 Comments

Does this mean Stefan & Elena won’t be hopping into bed anytime soon?

I hope you Vampire Diaries fans hate skin, because you’re not getting any more this season — not from Paul Wesley, anyway. During an April 16 interview on Live!, he admitted to asking the show’s producers to eliminate his shirtless scenes altogether. “We’re shooting 15 hour days, and I just can’t go to the gym,” he explained. That sounds fair, but I have to wonder: Would he make an exception if Stefan and Elena (Nina Dobrev) had a sex scene? You can’t do that in sweats!

Paul also relayed a funny story about a recent scare-in-the-air with wife Torrey DeVitto. Their plane to Toronto was struck by lightning, and in a moment of pure panic, Paul turned around to find himself face-to-face saw an equally horrified Joan Rivers!

“I thought she was horrified — but maybe that’s just the way she looks,” he joked.

We’re just three days away from new Vampire Diaries episodes, so let’s talk: Do you think Stefan & Elena could go against Paul’s no-skin rule and have sex? Hit up the comments section with your thoughts on this new obstacle.

— Andy Swift