GG: In coming up with the movie you said you worked with writer Steve Shibuya and you could see lots of Asian-American and Asian iconography even in the casting and whatnot. Was that a conscious decision from him or from yourself?ZS: I’d say that I probably put more of that in the movie than Steve did, even though Steve is really Japanese (Laughs). Maybe because I’m not Japanese the influence of that stuff is stronger on me being American and having an interest in that direction while he’s just like 'Whatever, that’s just how it is' and I’m like 'No this is crazy and exotic and cool!' Although it is stuff that we talked about.GG: In terms of casting Vanessa Hudgens, who's half-Asian and Jamie Chung, was that a conscious thing?ZS: Yeah, I guess in some ways. It was weird actually, Jamie came in and just did an amazing little read and we were like 'Oh! Jamie’s in the movie.'DS: Vanessa came in and we knew her because of the kids from “High School Musical” and I don’t think we expected what we got from her. When she came in it was an emotional scene that she was reading and she was amazing! We were like 'Wow, this is a different side!' We loved the idea that we were gonna get to show her [a side of her] that no one’s seen yet. And she gave it 100%.GG: And Emily Browning… how did you discover her?ZS: I had been a fan of Emily from “Lemony Snicket’s” and I just thought she was cool. DS: We were working in Australia for “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.”ZS: And she flew over and met with us and she did an amazing read and I think when we brought her in we brought her in to read Rocket's and then when we got home I was like 'Y’know Emily’s got this thing that is impossible to describe. I wonder if she can sing.' So I called them up and she did a version “Killing me Softly” and it was awesome.DS: It was originally one song that we wanted her to sing and then when Maris and Tyler got ahold of her and we started picking other songs, they kept saying 'Well what if Emily did this song?' and we ended up doing three songs [with her] when we planned only for one song.