The two actors and friends played vampires Damon and Stefan Salvatore for eight seasons.
On the screen, we appreciated them as two charming vampires who weren’t afraid of anything or anyone. But, behind the camera, Ian Somerhalder e Paul Wesleythe interpreters of Damon and Stefan Salvatore in the unforgettable The Vampire Diaries, they didn’t have the same self-control. They had to deal with “crazy anxiety issues” during the filming of season 1, and not so much the pressure of co-starring on a prime time show, as they revealed in a recent interview with Page Six.
The Vampire Diaries: Why did Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have anxiety problems during filming?
Remained great friends after the conclusion of The Vampire Diaries in 2017, in recent years Somerhalder and Wesley launched their own whiskey band, Brother’s Bond; a dream they have been cultivating for a long time because, as they state on their website, “the ties of our friendship have been strengthened by having bourbon”. At a brand event, the couple revealed that their anxiety issues were caused by all the caffeine they ingested on the set of the series. Kevin Williamson e Julie I’m leaving. Because, when it was supposed to look like they were drinking whisky, which is many times, they were actually downing iced tea.
Wesley revealed that he drank large quantities of tea “take after take”. “20 to 30 cups,” Somerhalder confirmed, adding, “At the end of the day you were like ‘Ahh!’. Couldn’t sleep.” After filming the first season, the cast and production came up with a solution. Since they couldn’t drink alcohol during filming, Wesley related that “they switched to decaf, so we felt a lot better.” Not only. Somerhalder recalled that they also drank “herbal tea” in later seasons.
Available for streaming on both Netflix and Prime Video, The Vampire Diaries was one of The CW’s biggest hits. It remained on television for eight seasons and spawned a spin-off, The Originalswhich generated one in turn, Legacies. Since their last time as the Salvatore brothers, Somerhalder has only been seen in V-Warsanother vampire series, canceled after one season, while Wesley was for two seasons in Tell Me a Story and now he’s playing a young Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
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