Ginger & Rosa (opening wide in March) looks at the lives of two teenage girls – inseparable friends Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) – growing up in 1960s London, and the pivotal event the comes to redefine their relationship as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms. Recognized for her remarkable and emotionally moving work as Ginger, actress Elle Fanning was honored with a Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF). Collider was there to cover and attend the event, and we’ve compiled the highlights of what the actress had to say, both on the press line and during the Q&A.
While there, Elle Fanning talked about how excited she was to be recognized for her work in this film, how she was able to relate to this character, getting a feel for the 1960′s, how being involved with a story like this made her think about her own life, how incredible it was to work with work with Annette Bening, what she thought of her red hair, and how she would love to do a movie musical. Check out what she had to say after the jump.