Paul Wesley Hits Up Lakers Game, Takes A Break From Playing Stefan Salvatore in ‘The Baytown Outlaws’ [PHOTOS]

Paul Wesley At the PCA's
Paul hits up the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
Paul Wesley films The Vampire Diaries eight months out of the year.  So while the CW hit was on summer hiatus, he shot The Baytown Outlaws alongside Eva Longoria and Billy Bob Thornton.

Wesley plays a cop in the straight-to-DVD flick, out December 26th.

“My character’s a wise-ass,” Wesley explained in an on-set interview, according to SugarScape.  “It’s nice to play a guy with some flaws and a chip on his shoulder.”

I prefer vampire-with-morals Stefan Salvatore, but that’s just me.

Wesley sat courtside at the Lakers-Bobcasts game at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles last night.

The Vampire Diaries returns January 17th, 2013.