"Filming had to start in a few days and they had no Stefan. I connected with Stefan more and wanted to play Stefan, but it was an age thing. I went back in and screen-tested against a dozen guys. It was like American Idol. Nina was in the hallway chatting with everyone and I entirely avoided her, and she thought, “Who is this kid?” I knew I wanted to go in the room with Nina and have our first scene be literally the first time we spoke, which is exactly what the scene called for. I guess my plan worked."