Juno Temple is currently at the Sundance Film festival with three different films, ‘Lovelace’, ‘Afternoon Delight’, and ‘Magic Magic’. While there, Juno spoke to Esquire about her upcoming films, ‘Horns’ and ‘Killer Joe’.
When discussing ‘Killer Joe’, Juno says, “For me, a director is such an important part of that process. I really have to trust them. Because then you can kind of let your inhibitions down. You can go anywhere when you trust someone. [Director] William Friedkin is a genius. He truly is. We talked a lot about Dottie. Her family, they pretend she's this little angel that doesn't really understand what's going on, and they want to protect her. And then Killer Joe comes along, and he looks at her like she's a woman, and that's very exciting for her. She wants to play with dolls and she wants to have a love affair. William always said that Killer Joe is her weird Prince Charming. And he truly is. I love that.”
She also speaks about ‘Horns’, with Daniel Radcliffe, and says, “I met with Alex [Alexandre Aja], the director, and I sat and talked with him for quite a long time, actually. I absolutely loved speaking with him. And I was shooting a film called Maleficent in London and my agent called me and said, "We had something come up, and they want you to do the movie." The thing I thought was so interesting about that script is you can't pinpoint it into a specific genre. It's sci-fi, it's a love story, it's a horror film, it's a magic film, it's a fairy tale. I'm excited to see the end of it. I have no idea what that's gong to become in the final cut. But I know that Alex's vision is extraordinary. I know he can tear the fucking shit out of people. That movie was a trip for me because we were always shooting at nighttime. So I felt like a night creature. I felt like an owl. It was crazy.”
In addition to her plethora of films at Sundance, and ‘Horns’ and ‘Killer Joe’, Juno will also be seen in Disney’s Maleficent, with Angelina Jolie and Sam Riley.