Daniel Radcliffe’s new film Horns is a post-Harry Potter fantasy with a dark and deliciously edgy twist. We sat down with his costar, Juno Temple, to find out what the ex-wizard is really like.
You may not know Juno Temple by name, but this incredible British actress, the daughter of film director Julien Temple, is taking Hollywood by storm. If you haven’t seen her earlier films Little Birds or Dirty Girl, put them into your Netflix queue, stat!
Now Temple is starring in the dark and twisted fantasy Horns with Daniel Radcliffe and Heather Graham. We chatted with her about what it was like to work with him. Here are four things she shared with us.
1. Radcliffe likes to give
“He’s one of my favorite people,” Temple said. “He’s such a generous actor. He cares so passionately about what’s he’s doing. I was amazed by it actually. He spent so much time hanging out with me, getting to know me so we could create that chemistry that was so important in the movie.”
2. For a kid educated on movie sets, Radcliffe sure is smart
“He’s one of the most knowledgeable human beings, we just had the best conversations,” Temple said.
3. Post-Harry Potter, Radcliffe has gotten gutsy
“I feel so lucky to have been in a film with him at this point, where he’s making such brave, interesting choices,” she said.
4. “Dan” is a good friend.
“I met him once at a party a long time ago, but we didn’t really run in the same circles. Now, he’s one of my favorite people, and I hope we are friends for a very long time,” Temple said.
Earlier this year, we got a chance to check in with Radcliffe when he was promoting his romantic comedy What If. Of course, we had to ask him about Horns. He said, “It’s a brilliant movie, it’s mad, it will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It mixes comedy, drama, horror and romance. I think our director, and I don’t use this word lightly, is a genius. Not just in the way he talks to actors, but how he composes shots and technically.
“Horns is one of those movies where afterwards you’ll either go, ‘What the hell did I just watch?’ or, ‘This is my new favorite film.’ There’s this quote from my friend’s song, ‘I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing, than 100 people’s ninth favorite thing.’ That’s how I feel about my career in general, and that’s how I feel about Horns.”
Horns opens on Friday, Oct. 31.