18 Stars You Didn’t Know Directed & Starred on Their TV Shows
There are a LOT of stars that are triple threats in Hollywood. Besides acting (1), many actors can also dance (2) and sing (3). But some celebrities do a lot of work behind the camera, too. Jennifer Lawrence is working on penning a script with comedienne Amy Schumer; then there are a bunch with production credits under their belt as well. Then there are these guys:
Stars from The Vampire Diaries have actually DIRECTED the hit TV series, and they aren’t the only celebs doing this. There are a TON of actors and actresses who have actually directed TV episodes of their famous television shows while continuing to act on them. It’s really impressive, but weirdly not that uncommon. See which of your fave TV stars have more talent than you originally thought:
Paul is best known for playing Stefan Salvatore on the hit series The Vampire Diaries, but not many people know that he’s directed not one but two episodes of the show as well. In fact, he is slated to direct his third episode of the show during season seven! The New Jersey native directed his first episode in 2014 called "Resident Evil" and his second in 2015 called "Woke Up with a Monster."
"I'd like to do more than one a year. It's such a fulfilling and enriching experience for me. It opens up another level of excitement for me," Paul told The Hollywood Reporter after directing his second episode. "I really want to branch out and do other shows. Obviously my schedule makes that tough right now. TV directing, and directing in general, is for me equally exciting — I'm not just directing because I'm on the show and why not? It's something I plan on pursuing on an aggressive level in terms of my passions."
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