‘Royal Pains’ Star Paul Costanzo to Make Directorial Debut

The folks over at TV Guide have exclusively reported that Royal Pains star Paulo Costanzo, who plays Evan R. Lawson on the popular USA series, will be making his directorial debut on an upcoming episode.

As the report goes, Costanzo will direct the 11th episode of the current season. In this episode, HankMed will be “treating a world famous female singer whose wild-child public persona is a far cry from her sweet and unassuming personality”. Costanzo isn’t the first star of ‘Royal Pains’ to step behind the camera, his fellow co-star (and TV brother) Mark Feuerstein helmed an episode last season and will direct another episode later this year too.

According to executive producer Michael Rauch, “(Paulo) has been interested in directing since season 1 (and) this felt like the right time for him and for the show”.

Prior to his work on ‘Royal Pains’, Costanzo appeared in the short-lived comedy ‘Joey’ and had roles in the box office films ’40 Days and 40 Nights’, ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ and ‘Road Trip’.

The next new episode of ‘Royal Pains’, which is in its fourth season on the USA Network, will air on Wednesday, July 11 at 9/8c.