Sawa took to Twitter on Wednesday to answer a fan's questions about the video -- including the surprising reason he was cast as Stan in the first place.
"Dre loved FD," Sawa answered, hinting at longtime Eminem producer and collaborator Dr. Dre's apparent affinity for the Final Destination franchise. The actor starred in the first film in the horror series the same year the Marshall Mathers LP was released.
According to Sawa, he had little trouble harnessing the troubled character, admitting, "I was already a little dark in my early 20s." However, despite the disturbing material, the atmosphere on the "Stan" set was "a huge party," according to the now-39-year-old actor, who most recently starred on the ABC drama series Somewhere Between.