Ever wonder what Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) might look like behind the camera? Thanks to Kat Graham (Bonnie Bennett), we now have our answer: just as good as he does in front of it.

“@paulvedere directing today,” Kat captioned the Instagram photo of Paul looking quite important on set. In the snapshot, the TVDer is rocking a backwards cap, and is surrounded by video screens with a piece of paper in his hand. It’s all very director-y.  

If you haven’t heard the news, Paul is directing Season 5, Episode 18 of TVD, and it’s his first time behind the camera. The rest of the TVD cast and crew is pretty excited about it. Executive producer Julie Plec tweeted: “According to set, @paulwesley is about to yell "ACTION" on his first shot as a director of #TVD. Way to go, Paul(a), way to go.”

“Worked with an awesome new director yesterday, @paulwesley. #likeaducktowater,” Marguerite MacIntyre (Sheriff Forbes) tweeted, getting us excited not only for Paul’s directorial debut, but for the return of Sheriff Forbes. In fact, many TVD folks are excited about Paul’s new adventure.

For his part, Paul seems humbled by and enthusiastic for the opportunity: “Even though I have been working in TV for years, it ended up being a blessing because I learned invaluable information,” Paul said. “They finally granted me an episode, which was met with a great deal of excitement and nervousness on my part.”

We can’t wait to see it, Paul!

Catch the next episode of The Vampire Diaries on Thursday, February 27 at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!