Over the course of the past few years, we have seen a lot of Hollywood stars deciding to try to mix things up a bit, by having a go at directing. We have seen the likes of Angelina Jolie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ryan Gosling, among many others, deciding to direct their own films and they have been fairly successful.
As for television stars, it is not unusual for a star of a long-running television show to eventually have a go at directing the occasional episode and that is exactly what has happened with The Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley. While Paul continues in his role as Stefan on The Vampire Diaries, he has also started to direct some episodes of the hit show and it seems that this has gone down well with his cast mates.
One cast mate in particular, who has become a huge fan of working with Paul Wesley directing The Vampire Diaries, is actor Ian Somerhalder, who plays the role of Damon in the hit The CW series. Ian was talking about working with Paul, when he said, "I love working with him as a director," before then going on to joke, "I hate working with him as an actor."
As well as starring Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries cast includes Nina Dobrev, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Zach Roerig and Michael Trevino. The Vampire Diaries season five airs on The CW on Thursday evenings at 8/7c. Meanwhile, the Paul Wesley directed episode of The Vampire Diaries will air on April 17.