Paul Wesley talks 'Vampire Diaries' fans and working with wife Torrey DeVitto
"He came up to me and he was like, 'Is this okay? Is this going to be okay? Are you sure?'" Paul says. "I was like 'Dude, no, it's okay! Get in there! Get in there champ! Do what you gotta do!' Perfectly normal, healthy environment."
This summer, Paul will travel to Europe to visit fans of "The Vampire Diaries." He says that the show's international following has always been strong.
"It was very funny -- I was visiting my family about a year ago, and I was in this tiny little remote village, like in the middle of nowhere, and there was this 12-year-old girl who looked at me and it was so out of context because it was in this tiny little store that had like seven things for sale," he recalls. "She was so confused as to why Stefan Salvatore was buying canned goods in this tiny village. And so I said a quick hello in Polish, a quick goodbye in Polish, gave her a little smile, and left, and she was just completely dumbfounded. It was actually phenomenal."
For more from Paul's chat with Rachel Ray, check your local listings for the show airing Tuesday, April 24.