Juno Temple enjoyed a unique childhood as the daughter of the movie and music-video director Julien Temple, whether she was dancing on stage with Joe Strummer or benefiting from her dad’s horticultural skills. “I was obsessed with ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ” says the actress, a star of films like “Killer Joe” and “The Brass Teapot,” “and he made this giant garden hedge for me, which is short at one end and grows taller, so when I used to run up and down it, I’d feel like I was growing and shrinking.”
The Big Profile
By Dave Itzkoff
Juno Temple has credited her “extraordinary” family for her acting success.
The 23-year-old actress is taking Hollywood by storm and has a string of high-profile blockbuster movies in the pipeline. The most recent acknowledgement of her acting talent was scooping the BAFTA Rising Star award at this year’s ceremony, during which she mentioned her brother Felix in her acceptance speech.
“My parents have been extraordinary with me,” Juno told Look magazine about her family. “[They] keep me grounded. I go back and forward to London and LA [where she currently lives]. My family are in the
UK, so it’ll always be my home. I take PG Tips [British tea] with me wherever I go.”
The actress has had huge success in her career, including starring in Atonement alongside Keira Knightley. She is also appearing alongside Angelina Jolie in upcoming Disney film Maleficent which is due for release in March 2014.
Juno believes she is doing well in part because she can turn on her emotions easily, and has no difficulty crying on set.
“I’m an emotional rollercoaster – I cry when I burn toast,” she admitted. “I’m a weeper! [I turn on the t
ears by] thinking of things that have made me sad. I go to some weird place.”