Netflix’s new teen romance All The Brilliant Locations—based mostly on Jennifer Niven’s hit YA novel of the identical identify—is ready in opposition to the backdrop of a quiet Indiana suburb, principally Anytown, USA. Its protagonists Violet Markey (Elle Fanning) and Theodore Finch (Justice Smith) see their small city as ugly and mundane, however, because the pair grows nearer, they educate one another to understand the wonder round them. The movie shot in Northeast Ohio to evoke the novel’s sense of Midwest malaise, so we determined to ask its stars—each native Californians—about their experiences on location. Each Fanning and Smith regarded again fondly at their time in Ohio, citing a love of Midwest consolation meals specifically. The celebrities additionally mirrored on their very own private “shiny locations” from their childhood, and revealed their favourite on-screen romances.

All The Brilliant Locations begins streaming on Netflix on February 28.