Talk You should recognize Juno Temple. Temple plays his deceased girlfriend, who appears in a series of flashbacks sometimes naked , and is essentially the emotional heart of the tense drama. Indiewire had the opportunity to speak to the actress in her New York swanky hotel room about the film and what else she is up to. After showing us her awesome panoramic view, we sat down on the floor of a living room area where we discussed her sex scenes with Radcliffe, her fear of technology and her love for Jennifer Lawrence.
First off, what are you going to be for Halloween? Or we may be going to a party where you have to go as works of art. So I was thinking of going as—do you know Man Ray? I want to go as the glass teardrops. Those are the options this year. My parents were always very big on it. Is it big in the U. But my parents always have been. And we take fancy dress the English phrasing for costume party in my family house incredibly serious.
Any occasion to be in fancy dress at my house we did. And also, my entire childhood was spent in fancy dress. What made you want to play this character specifically? What made you stop and think this is something I want to do. Also, ultimately it was a love story. I really really enjoyed that. I also liked that she was a character that throughout the script you reveal more and more about her.
She starts off as one thing and then it becomes another thing. You are questioning what is going on with her. Also, just the idea of Alex Aja and Dan playing these important roles in these films. Dan playing Ig and Alex directing it. When I had to be really naked it was in a studio in a fake treehouse. That was funny because it was just awkward always—doing sex scenes. How does it go? It will happen at some point. Fucking crazy rain machines.
But also so key for that scene — the scene between me and Max Minghella. I always think location is so key to a movie. You spoke a little bit about Daniel Radcliffe, but how was it working with him and having him as an onscreen lover? And he is so giving as an actor that we just had a great time. It felt like hard work, but also you felt that at the end of the day it was the most rewarding kind of hard work. Also, getting to know him as a human being.
I hope we are friends for a very very long time. It was worth the wait. Speaking of the accents, do you have any tricks to get such a believable accent? I live in L. I have for six years. So I listen a lot. I remember that coming out and that being an issue. I remember that being a language barrier. This film is definitely an unconventional romance. What do you think about non-traditional forms of dating, like online dating and those types of things?
I just got an Instagram. I think Instagram is awesome. Whatever makes you happy. I think love is one of the most important things in life and so if you want to find it that way good luck. I literally learned to send an email when I was Everything is becoming cyber. I guess the whole thing with online dating is you ultimately do meet the person. I just hate the idea of relationships that are not physical anymore. Physicality is so important. Even with friendship, you know. That would probably be where you send me to hell.
You brought up Netflix. If there was anything you could star in what would it be? Big advocate for that. Can you talk about that pilot? And Martin Scorsese directed the pilot so it was a dream job for me. I learned more this summer than I think I will ever learn ever again. I feel very lucky to have gotten to work with him. Is that a conscious thing? I want to try everything. Directors are also key for me. You have to wholeheartedly trust each other. I definitely would like to give comedy more of a go.
I think comedy is terrifying. Life is a bitch and so boring if you can laugh at yourself. I definitely would like to do that. Maybe a Judd Apatow comedy or something? That would be great. Still a bit nervous about that, but I know the time will come. I really desperately want to work with him.
I would love to work with Martin Scorsese again and again and again. The Coen Brothers I would love to work with too. I would love to have that kind of collaboration. People that are younger than me too. Talk about being able to do comedic and dramatic.
Is there anything outside of acting that you would like to try or do? I want to design lingerie one day. I almost went to fashion school. I got accepted into London College of Fashion two years running, but then kept taking movie roles instead. Definitely acting is my passion, but I love lingerie. A corset, underwear and bra. Also as a woman, underwear can be really an amazing thing.
It can make you feel so many different things.