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Paul Wesley to Make Directorial Debut on ‘The Vampire Diaries’


Paul Wesley to Make Directorial Debut on ‘The Vampire Diaries’


Stefan Salvatore is stepping behind the camera, well, the actor who plays him is. According to BuzzFeed, Paul Wesley, known for his portrayal of the beautiful, loyal and sometimes ripper vampire Stefan, will direct an upcoming episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries.’

Wesley will soon be making his directorial debut this season, the first actor to do so on the series. As he told BuzzFeed, “It’s an honor and the cast couldn’t be any more supportive, which I feel truly grateful for.”

He is set to helm Episode 18 of the fifth, and current, season, which he described as “both nostalgic and suspenseful.” The episode feels like the typical ‘TVD’ world, but as Wesley put it, “something is a bit askew,” while adding, “It feels uneasy. And I respond to that.”

If you’re worried we won’t be seeing Stefan that episode, don’t fret. Wesley assured Stefan will be there, but the episode won’t solely focus on him, “It’s not Stefan-light, but it’s also not Stefan-heavy. I’d say it is somewhere in the middle. A good friend of mine recently directed a film he also starred in, and I was on set the whole time, so I got to see firsthand what that experience looked like.”

For years Wesley’s been wanting to take a stab at directing, but the studio and executive producer Julie Plec said he had to “earn the position.” After a year of shadowing directors, further preparation, and gaining “invaluable information,” Wesley was granted an episode.

I guess vampires dreams do come true. ‘The Vampire Diaries’ returns with new episodes Thursday, Feb. 27 at 8/7c on The CW.

- The Vampire Diaries
- Paul Wesley
- CW

Written by: Allyson Koerner
Feb 7th, 2014, 2:59 am

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