This interview was made in May, about her new movie ‘Away’ and about the cancelled series ‘Vinyl’.
The actor stars alongside Timothy Spall in ‘Away’, a new drama set in the seaside town. Did the Lancashire resort’s ‘magic’ help her get over HBO cancelling ‘Vinyl’?
Hello Juno. How are you feeling?
I’m good. I had tonsillitis.
Are you better?
I am now but I’ll be honest, it’s really difficult when you can’t do anything because you can’t swallow or talk. I had to go and see a doctor and get some antibiotics to keep going.
You’re calling from LA. Are you one of those people who flips between accents?
I’ve lived here on and off for about eight years. I find that I try to hold on to my English accent as much as humanly possible, but I do find that you can’t help but stretch into characteristics of what you’re surrounded by. So it’s the cellphone, and the freeway – things like that are inevitable. If I said motorway here, everybody would be like, “what?”
The British actress rose to fame as a child star in Notes on a Scandal, St Trinian’s and Atonement, but thinks that, at 27, she’s now too old to play a teenager and too young to play a woman in her 30s.
“There are lots of parts for people who are younger than that in that period and then there are lots of parts for people who are a bit older than that, in their 30s,” she told the Standard.
“I’m sort of in between. I’m not sure I can really play an 18-year-old anymore, maybe on a good day but honestly, I’m so not 18. So that’s been kind of frustrating this year.”
Temple said that it’s important to tells stories about women in their 20s as “that’s when you’re figuring out who you are there’s so much to write about that.”
“It changes, some years there are brilliant roles and some years there just aren’t,” she said.
Despite being in a difficult age bracket, Temple’s career is going from strength-to-strength after relocating from London to Los Angeles.
She stars opposite Timothy Spall in David Blair’s new Blackpool-set drama Away and has just shot her scenes for Woody Allen’s Wonder wheel.
Temple is used to being in the spotlight, being the daughter of rock documentary filmmaker Julien Temple and starring in her first film, Vigo: Passion for Life, aged just eight.
After nearly two decades in the industry, she said she has grown a thicker skin, but still “cries like a baby” when she misses out on a part.
“I don’t think that will go away, and if it does then I should quit doing this because I think it shows I still really care, which is important,” she said.
“It’s more now trying not to take it personally and just allowing yourself to cry about the fact that you’re not going to be able to step into the skin of that character.”
Temple credits her down-to-earth nature with being “real” and accepting that “nobody’s perfect.”
“It’s really important to be you and be real and hang out with people that you love,” she said.
“You can’t be perfect and that’s so not a message that I’d want to send to any young girl who wants to be an actress anyway.”
Away is in cinemas and available on DVD now.
on May 20th, 2017, under Away, Interview, News // Comments Off on ‘We need more female characters in their mid-20s – it’s an important time’
“What I love about the film world is transforming yourself into a completely different creature. Sometimes you are unrecognisable; I love that idea of being a chameleon. The amazing thing about being an actress is that actually the only way to keep getting better is to live and actually listen. Be a sponge to your environment: suck it all up because you never know when you might have to use it.”
Juno is among the W Magazine stars chosen for a new editorial!
Juno Temple Vinyl (HBO) Your role gets a little racy. Are you comfortable taking off your clothes for the camera?
Yes, I guess I’m very European in that sense. In the pilot, I have a sex scene with James Jagger, and I had this mad moment filming it. It was my 25th birthday, and I had to be completely naked with Mick Jagger’s son, being directed by Martin Scorsese. That’s a birthday, in my birthday suit, that I’ll never forget.
This is your first series. Is it different from film?
It’s like a marriage. I’ve always loved hopping from project to project, but getting to spend so much time with a character is titillating.
on June 30th, 2016, under Gallery, Interview // Comments Off on Hottest TV stars in bed with W Magazine
When Juno Temple joined the cast of HBO’s Vinyl, she’d previously worked mostly in independent film and hadn’t really considered television. “It was the first time I’ve ever auditioned for TV actually,” Temple says. “I read it and I don’t know, it felt kind of like a rite of passage. I really wanted to fight for the role.” Set in 1970s New York, the show—whose second season was recently pulled by HBO—centers around record exec Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) and his efforts to revive his record label. Temple is Jamie Vine, a driven young A&R woman with a yen for the lead singer of emerging punk band The Nasty Bits (James Jagger’s Kip Stevens).