Cera, a sensitive bass player, still pines for his manipulative ex-girlfriend. You're an emo-punk-band boy," Dennings shouts at him in one scene. KD: And I'd like to point out that when Caroline [played by Ari Graynor] gets a phone call from me, I am flipping the bird, and I'm wearing a flannel shirt. AVC: So you don't feel like you've lost anything going to PG-13? AVC: Michael, you had a really big year last year, with Superbad and Juno. MC: I met with Pete for the first time in New York, and I was always talking to him about playing Nick. I could see that, but I think Pete had a vision for it. Both of you were acting in high school, and neither of you had a traditional high-school experience, with tutoring and home-schooling. KD: There was a combination, and then you have to push and go up or something. " They were like, "Just push the thing." AVC: How much rehearsal did you do before filming? MC: Yeah, just went to some of the sets, blocked it out.