Juno is on the cover of the latest issue of Backstage, and in the interview she discusses her role as a stripper in Afternoon Delight. Check out the cover and a sneak peek below:
Juno Temple On Faking a Southern Accent
Having spent portions of her childhood in California, the Standard American accent Juno Temple relies on in much of her work—and especially the Valley-tinged dialect of her character in “Afternoon Delight”—comes as second nature. But Temple has also been asked on several occasions to play Southerners, a challenge she relishes.
“Southern, if you talk to dialect coaches about it, is very easy for an English person because it kind of sits in the same positioning of your mouth,” she says. “Dialect is always about where your voice sits in different parts of your throat and your mouth and your cheeks, and Southern is very similar to where English people hold their voices.”
Of course, the South is a big place with dozens of regional dialects. Who better than an Englishwoman to grasp that complexity and find her own voice among many.
“I think Texas is, for me, where I classically go with Southern,” she says.
It looks as though Juno has joined Twitter, putting to rest all those pesky fake accounts that have been lurking online for too long! I must also say that it was so nice of her to reply to our site account, and to follow us — you rock! Make sure you all go and say hi over at @JunoViolet – we look forward to seeing her tweets!
I have just added screen captures of Juno from her small role in 2013 film Lovelace, which she starred in alongside Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard. Have you seen this film? If so, what did you think of it?
Lovelace (2013) > Screen Captures (Blu-Ray)
Juno’s psychological thriller Magic Magic has recently been released On Demand, and so I have just added over 1,000 HD/Blu-Ray screen captures to the gallery. Have you seen this film? What did you think? The captures contain some brief nudity, so they are NSFW.
Magic Magic (2013) > Screen Captures (Blu-Ray)
Earlier this year at Sundance, Chilean director Sebastian Silva (“The Maid“) made a splash with two very different movies. The first, “The Crystal Fairy,” was a trippy road comedy that starred Michael Cera and Gabby Hoffman and saw a limited theatrical release this summer from IFC Films. The other Silva joint was an equally trippy but far darker film that also co-starred Michael Cera called “Magic Magic,” which will be released on DVD this week from Sony. It stars Juno Temple as a young girl who descends into madness while visiting her sister abroad (it involves many sleepless nights, hypnotism, a memorable use of a Knife song and finally some kind of witchcraft). We got to talk to Temple about what it was like working with Silva, what her reference points were for the character, and asked about what she’s got coming next—Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” Alexandre Aja’s “Horns,” and Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” retelling “Maleficent” (where she plays a tiny fairy).
In the Chile-set film, Temple plays Alicia, who comes to visit her sister, who soon leaves her (supposedly to finish some exams at school) with her boyfriend and their bizarre American friend (Cera). From there, the tiny, unsettling moments start to pile up, and they culminate in what is an all-out psychological break, embroidered with culturally specific mysticism. It’s quite a wild ride, captured elegantly by cinematographer Christopher Doyle in a distilled dreaminess that suggests the entire film was shot underwater. Losing your marbles isn’t the easiest thing to play for a young actress, but Temple pulls it off beautifully.
“It doesn’t matter if the movie is big or small, but if you have a visionary director behind it that’s what’s going to make it special.”