New Ginger and Rosa stills
A year ago today, Super 8 was released.
“I found that all the 3-year-olds were great but had no idea what was going on, and many of the 6-year-olds were totally hammy and over-processed. Then Elle Fanning came in. She sort of manages to have the direct honesty of a 3-year-old, plus she has the sophistication, probably from watching her sister [I Am Sam’s Dakota Fanning], so she can tell when we’re on and when we’re off. So even in the difficult scenes her character had to do, I didn’t feel like I was going to be messing with her mind. The great thing is, she’s been able to watch her sister do it, so for her it’s very natural. It doesn’t seem to be something she’s desperate about; it seems like fun for her. And their parents are great parents. They’ve raised their kids so incredibly well that you’d be amazed if they were not working. They’re the ultimate poised, sweet, well-behaved, pleasant people.”
“When she first had to cry, she was in the room with Jeff, and we were all out in the hall. I said, ‘Action!’ and she let it rip. It was horrifying. In retrospect, it was funny to see Jeff looking so panicked. He completely bought her acting. She was so real, yelling and crying and hitting him. I think we all thought she was very, very upset. Then I said ‘Cut,’ and she laughed and ran out of the room to go back to whatever she was playing with between takes.”
- Todd Williams, The Door in the Floor director
Still of Elle and Annette Benning in their new movie, Bomb