With Oscar nominations being announced on Thursday, it's a good time to revisit dark horse candidate Elle Fanning, who turned in a beautiful, critically-heralded performance in Sally Potter's "Ginger and Rosa" last year. Backstage and SAG Foundation recently partnered on a Q&A with Fanning following a screening of the film--and an unexpected fire alarm that went on in the movie's last quarter. Fortunately, it was a false alarm and the audience was quickly returned to catch the end of the movie.
The film is set in England in the 1960s and stars Fanning and Alice Englert as, respectively, Ginger and Rosa, two girls coming of age during turbulent times. Fanning, who is only 14 years old, has already worked with some of the biggest names in showbiz from JJ Abrams ("Super 8") to Cameron Crowe ("We Bought a Zoo") and will be seen opposite Angelina Jolie in next year's "Maleficent," with Fanning playing Sleeping Beauty.