Paul Wesley Drops By “The Tonight Show”
And while the “Vampire Diaries” hunk was supposed to be promoting his hit CW show’s upcoming season, he ended up sharing a special memory with Jay instead.
Paul began, “I’ve met you, Jay. You probably won’t remember this, but we’ve met before. I have to give you a little backstory. One of my first jobs when I first started out acting was a commercial for an amusement park. And my job was to ride on a roller coaster and sit in the front row and pretend like I’m having a great time.”
“So after the seventh run on the coaster, I vomited all over myself and I was promptly fired… So they sent me home and I was super depressed and I got a check two months later from the commercial. And I’m this young actor and I don’t have any money… the check was for $27,000. I go straight to the Mercedes dealership and I buy a $26,700 Mercedes.”
Wesley continued, “So, here’s where you come in. So I’m driving down Ventura Boulevard. And I’m on a hot date because I can finally get girls because I have this Mercedes… I see this cool sports car at the traffic light… I pull up next to the sports car and I’m like, ‘Yo, bro. Roll down your window, bro,’ and it’s you, it’s Jay Leno.”
“At first I was like, ‘Holy crap it’s Jay Leno,’ but then I said, ‘Yo bro, you wanna race?’ You took a look at me, you took a look at my date, and you said, ‘I’ll race you for the girl.’ And then you took off and that was it. I didn’t move. I was stuck at the light. And the girl never called me again.”
Enjoy the pictures of Paul Wesley at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (September 20).