04/23/2004 AT 09:00 AM EDT
Fanning recently talked about learning from the best, being a kid in Hollywood and still being told "no" by mom.
You just turned 10. Do you feel old yet?
No. This is the first birthday that I don't feel old.
What did you and Denzel do to get to know each other?
We played pingpong one day at the house we were filming at. And with (costar) Marc Anthony, we played cards all the time.
Can you beat Denzel in pingpong?
I couldn't beat him.
But did you learn anything from him?
He is so focused, and he is always trying new things. I want to be like him one day.
Were you scared playing this role, being a kidnap victim?
No. It was just the character, and then after that particular scene was all done, then it was back to being my normal self.
Do you like scary movies?
I haven't really seen many scary movies. I have seen really sad movies ...
I have never watched all of Bambi because I get too sad when the mother gets shot. I got scared during Snow White when the witch came and was like "Apples ..." (Laughs)
Do big celebrities ever come up to you and say they are fans of yours?
Normally I go up to them first. (Laughs) Yesterday I saw Cedric the Entertainer. I recognized him, and he recognized me, and I was about to go and say something to him, but he came over first. ... It was like we were thinking the same thing.