Paul Wesley has played two different roles on The CW's Vampire Diaries as both Stefan and Silas. But the actor is about to take things in a very different direction as he steps behind the camera to direct an episode.
Speaking about his directorial debut, Wesley revealed in a recent interview that he rather likes his new role:
I hate to say it, but I think I enjoy directing on “Vampire Diaries” more than acting on Vampire Diaries. I mean don’t get me wrong, I really love acting on the show, but there was just something about directing that really spoke to me and it’s really something I always envisioned myself doing.
I never really thought I would be a TV director. I always thought surely I’ll have directed my first feature by now, but that hasn’t happened because I’ve obviously been preoccupied for the last half decade filming “Vampire Diaries.” So the feature is coming soon, but this was a good start and I’ve got to tell you it’s really amazing to work with a polished crew and with amazing people supporting you. It was a great way to get started, I can tell you that much.
And when questioned as to whether fans would notice any overall style changes in the episode he directed, the actor revealed:
Not necessarily. “The Vampire Diaries” is a formula that works and it’s a very specific formula. I think that there are some things in my episode that are very interesting and unique. I tried to give my own spin on it, but ultimately the beats are still Vampire Diaries’ beats. The show is still “The Vampire Diaries” and there is only so much you can do as a director on a TV series.
Congratulations on your new role, Wesley. I, for one, can't wait to see the episode!
Fans will get to witness what their fave vampire brother has to offer the other side of the camera in the coming Vampire Diaries episode called “Resident Evil” airing April 17. Are you guys looking forward to seeing what's in store for the Wesley-directed episodes of The Vampire Diaries? Sound off in the comment section below!
Don't forget - The Vampire Diaries airs on Thursdays 8 P.M. ET on The CW.