February 6, 2013


One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight.  Starring Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor and Jane Lynch, the film’s about a L.A. housewife that “puts her idyllic hipster life in jeopardy when she tries to rescue a stripper by taking her in as a live-in nanny.”  Featuring great performances from the entire cast, the film was well received by audiences and critics and Soloway won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award during the closing night festivities.

The day after the premiere, I landed an extended interview with Juno Temple.  We talked about how she got involved in Afternoon Delight, how much changed during production, how 2012 was an extraordinary year as she played a normal girl from the 70s, a schizophrenic, a stripper/prostitute, and a fairy, and more.  In addition, we also talked about making Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Alexandre Aja’s Horns (which stars Daniel Radcliffe), and Robert Rodriguez’ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Hit the jump to watch.

Juno-TempleJuno Temple Time Index:

  • A reminder of which movie she’s promoting.
  • 0:30 – It’s a fearless role.  Temple says it’s easier to act fearless than to be fearless.
  • 1:10 – Pitches Afternoon Delight for people who haven’t seen it.
  • 3:50 – Temple was sent the script and started reading the script at her parent’s house in England.  She loved it, especially that her character is not your average stripper.
  • 6:00 – Not much has changed from the script to the final cut.
  • 7:00 – Temple believes that as an actor she should do her job and then step away and let the director craft the final product.
  • 8:00 – It’s been an “extraordinary year”: she played a normal girl from the 70s, a schizophrenic, a stripper/prostitute, and a fairy.
  • 9:10 – Talks about how she’s matured as an actor after working so much.
  • 10:00 – Talks about the working on the spectacle that is The Dark Knight Rises for the genius that is Christopher Nolan.
  • 11:30 – She became a redhead for Horns, which she describes: “It’s sci-fi, it’s a love story, it’s a horror movie, it’s a fairy tale.”  Praises Horns co-star Daniel Radcliffe.
  • 13:40 – She just filmed a scene with Ray Liotta for Sin City 2.


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