Actress Juno Temple discussed the importance of confidence and self-acceptance as a means of promoting feminine power with members of Le Femme on Monday, while talking about her experience as a woman in the media.
In films including Atonement, Maleficent and The Dark Knight Rises, Temple said she chooses to play strong female characters with complexities that interest her, but also have aspects that she identifies with.
“I think it’s so important to play characters that are going through things that you’ve been through, your friends have told you about those experiences,” Temple said. “Maybe someone somewhere will see that and be like ‘Wow, I’m going through that too.’ ”
She said her favorite characters are those who are comfortable in their personality and she can learn from.
“A lot of women can just get cast as accessories to men, so I was interested to hear how she dealt with that, because she does have a lot of interesting roles,” La Femme leader Sohni Kaur ’17 said.
Temple said that she battled with body image at a young age, but found it liberating to deal with and resolve them on camera. She encouraged students work toward achieving what motivates them, rather than the conception of perfection that society places on them.
“You can have the most perfect body in the world but still really hate being in your own skin,” Temple said. “I’m a strong believer that you should do one thing every day that makes you happy.”
Despite the inherent judgment in the industry, Temple credited her confidence to her experiences as an actress working with other inspirational actresses and female directors, and urged students to find a similar confidence in themselves.
“As a woman you do get told you’re not this enough, you’re not that enough, you’re too short, you’re too blonde,” Temple said. “It can be incredibly unimaginative, but then there are also amazing women in this industry that so believe in female power and so encourage you to be honest as a woman.”
Tribeca Film Festival will open in April and will have ‘One Percent More Humid’ as part of the movies that are screening!
ONE PERCENT MORE HUMID is an atmospheric drama about friendship and grief. IRIS and CATHERINE, college-age childhood friends, reunite for a humid New England summer to help each other cope with the unimaginable — a friend has died in a car accident, an accident which they both survived. But their shared experience has only driven a wedge between them, and despite their efforts at diversion — skinny-dipping, tag sale-ing, partying – Catherine and Iris soon seek refuge in other people. Iris starts an affair with her married thesis advisor, a poet at a crossroads in his career and marriage. Catherine seeks out her once-crush, now-enemy, Billy, the brother of her late friend, and they act out their grief in ways carnal and complex. When their late friend’s family sues Catherine for manslaughter, the girls must repair their friendship and help each other find a way to the other side of grief.
Juno is featured in a short film produced by James Franco over at ‘The Art of Elysium‘. Even though you need to donate to see the full film, you can view the trailer here. She’s featured on ‘Harmony‘ with Alicia Witt. Added caps of it to our gallery, even though it is a very small part that Juno appears in. :
HEAVEN is a one-night artistic installation conceptually curated by a chosen Visionary. The Visionary is annually selected based upon their creative contribution to the community. This elegant black tie affair promises an unparalleled creative experience, rooted in the Art of Elysium’s mission and representing the spirit of diverse artistic disciplines.
Elysium Bandini Studios is the first philanthropic studio that unites The Art of Elysium charity and Rabbit Bandini Productions to enable emerging artists through opportunities to create fully funded and marketed films with the input and collaboration of prominent professionals in the field. In turn, the film projects support the programs of the Art of Elysium charity throughout the community.
Alicia Witt and Juno Temple discover it takes a message signed, sealed and delivered from somewhere a little otherworldly to bring two fighting friends together.
Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore and Jane Levy will star in the project with a script by Josh Boone.
James Franco will direct The Pretenders and has cast a trio of of rising stars — Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore and Jane Levy — as the leads. Brian Cox and Juno Temple also will star.
The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone wrote the script for the film, which is set in New York City in the 1980s and follows two college friends who fall in love with the same girl, creating a decade-spanning, very unique love story between the threesome.
The script has been circulating since 2013, with various loose actor attachments throughout the years.
The film is being produced as a co-production between Rabbit Bandini Productions, SSS Entertainment and Yale Productions. Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis at Rabbit Bandini, Shaun Sanghani at SSS, Jordan Yale Levine from Yale and Scott Levenson are producing along with Katy Leary.
The prolific actor-director-producer Franco most recently helmed In Dubious Battle, based on the John Steinbeck book, and The Masterpiece, a film about the making-of the infamous “worst film ever” The Room. He’ll soon be seen as an actor in the comedy Why Him? with Bryan Cranston. Franco is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer.
Kilmer previously worked with Franco on Palo Alto, which was directed by Gia Coppola and based on a story by Franco. The actor’s other credits include The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Nice Guys and the upcoming film Huntsville. He is repped by CAA, Principato-Young and Hirsch Wallerstein.
Moore was the breakout star of Rick Famuyiwa’s film Dope, and then landed Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix musical series The Get Down. He is repped by ICM Partners, Artistic Endeavors, Three Six Zero and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.
Levy starred in the horror film Don’t Breathe, and will soon be seen in Monster Trucks. She is repped by Gersh and Sloane, Offer.
Cox’s many acting credits include recent sci-fi film Morgan, along with Troy, The Bourne Supremacy and Braveheart. He is repped by Paradigm and Insight.
Temple starred in Maleficent, Black Mass with Johnny Depp and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Her upcoming films include Woody Allen’s next project and Netflix’s The Most Hated Womanin America. She is repped by UTA, Troika in the U.K. and Lichter, Grossman.source
on November 18th, 2016, under News, The Pretenders // Comments Off on James Franco to Direct ‘The Pretenders’ With Trio of Rising Stars (Exclusive)
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