Tell Me A Story's Paul Wesley Is Thrilled To Reunite With EP Kevin Williamson

The pair worked together for nearly a decade on Williamson's fantasy teen drama The Vampire Diaries.
Posted on Jul 20, 2018 | 08:00am

They say that when you find somebody you like to work with, try to work with them forever. (Well, maybe for as long as possible, anyway.)

Fortunately for Paul Wesley, who plays "Eddie" on the forthcoming CBS All Access Original Series Tell Me A Story, that's exactly what he got to do.

After spending nearly a decade working with Executive Producer Kevin Williamson on his teen fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries, Paul and Kevin are working together again on Tell Me A Story, which offers a modern-day twist on three beloved fairy tales: The Three Little PigsLittle Red Riding Hood, and Hansel and Gretel

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Reunited And It Feels So Good
During a joint interview at San Diego Comic-Con, Paul and Kevin discussed what it was like to reunite on Tell Me A Story.

"I don't know what I was thinking," joked Paul when asked what it was like to team back up with Kevin.

"I read the script for fun, I thought it was brilliant... And then [Kevin] came to me, and he said, 'Hey man, what do you think of this role [of] Eddie?' I was so flattered, because it was the opposite of everything I did for eight years on Kevin's last show, The Vampire Diaries.'" 

"I was lucky that he said 'yes,'" chimed in Kevin. "Because I get to work with a friend, and someone who's immensely talented in ways that I can't wait for the world to see." 

READ: Paul Wesley, Dania Ramirez, James Wolk, And Sam Jaeger Added To Tell Me A Story Cast

Good vs. Evil
So, what can we expect of Eddie? Where on the spectrum of "good" and "bad" does Paul's character fall?

"Well, that's the thing. I think the worst mistake you can do as an artist ever is to really make somebody 'bad,'" he said. "I don't really see Eddie as a bad guy—he does bad things, but why does he do those bad things? Do we have empathy for him? Do we relate to him? How much free will does he have? These are all questions you have to ask yourself when creating a character so that you don't create a caricature."

Stay tuned for more information about Tell Me A Story on CBS, and stream the series premiere later this year on CBS All Access.