Got A Girl: A Musical Match Made In Hollywood

Got a Girl formed after Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. i i

Got a Girl formed after Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Michael Donovan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Got a Girl formed after Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Got a Girl formed after Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met on the set of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

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Chance encounters can lead to profound changes in people's lives. Just ask actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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She was shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World opposite Michael Cera when one of the film's music consultants befriended her. He'd heard rumors she was also a talented singer, so he checked out a video of her belting out a tune in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.

That person happened to be Dan "The Automator" Nakamura, the hot-shot producer known to pop and hip-hop fans for his work with Gorillaz and Del the Funky Homosapien. The two struck up a friendship, and a musical partnership was born: Got a Girl.

The newly formed duo just released its first album, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, which draws on the members' shared love for 1960s French pop. Nakamura and Winstead spoke with NPR's Eric Westervelt; hear their conversation at the audio link.

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