On Twitter, Rahul revealed that he likes to make playlists for the characters he's portraying. Owen's playlist, for example, included lots of '80s hits (appropriate for the era) and love songs to get him into the right mindset.
"A lot of them had to do with love. Lost love, or being in love with someone and not being able to communicate it properly," he told Vulture. "Obviously, everyone can relate — whether it's high school, or when you're older — to knowing that the person you're looking at could potentially be the love of your life. And you could have this incredible future together . . . but it's not happening. It's just not happening. I felt that Owen, in that time period, his release would be to throw on some '80s pop."