Romeo and Juliet role of Count Paris offered to Paul Wesley
"Vampire Diaries" lead actor has been offered the part of Paul Wesley opposite Douglas Booth who plays Romeo and Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet in the latest version of Shakespeare's classic, directed by Carlo Carlei.
Julian Fellowes wrote the script and is also producing alongside Amber Entertainment's Ileen Maisel and Lawrence Elman.
Production starts this September with a co-starring cast including Holly Hunter as Juliet's Nurse, Ed Westwick and Kodi Smit-McPhee as cousins of Romeo and Juliet - Tybalt and Benvolio respectively.
There have been many Romeo and Juliet adaptations, the most memorable of late was Romeo + Juliet helmed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo and Harold Perrineau.
What do you think, is he a good fit? Should he take the part? He is 29 while Hailee is only 14, but remember the time period here. That big of an age gap between a suitor and a young girl wouldn’t be abnormal.
I think it would be amazing to have Ed Westwick and Paul Wesley in a movie together - R& J makes it even better... let's see if he takes the role *hopes*