Exclusive Interview: Juno Temple On Her ‘Perfect 10’ Travel Moments, Ted Lasso & Fargo

By Olivia Emily

5 months ago

Chatting to the Ted Lasso star about all things travel

Emmy-nominated actress Juno Temple has an infectious energy, from her captivating optimism in Ted Lasso to her latest starring role in season five of Fargo. Alongside appearing in an eclectic array of films and TV series over the last 20 years – from Atonement to Wild Child, Maleficent to Dirty John – she’s collected an assorted mix of incredible travel experiences to boot. Juno is one of Hotels.com’s latest stars, creating an episode for their ‘Perfect 10’ series delving into her holiday habits. We sat down with Juno for an exclusive interview all about these top travel moments, memories from Ted Lasso, and what it’s like filming Fargo.

Interview: Juno Temple

Hi Juno! Tell us about your relationship with travel. Have you always enjoyed travelling?

I have always loved travelling, which is why I was so excited to film my Perfect 10 episode with Hotels.com, where you can hear all about my hotel habits. Getting to explore somewhere new… There are so many extraordinary places to see in this world, and I love that first moment stepping off a plane somewhere new and you feel a different climate – new smells and colours, your senses immediately awakened. Apparently, when I was very little, I used to bring a plastic tyrannosaurus rex onto the plane with me because I believed the plane only flew if a T-rex put the plane on its back and ran around the world! I have always been terrible at airports though; dropping things, too many bags – classic disaster!

Young Juno with a t-rex

Young Juno

Where is your favourite place you’ve ever travelled?

That is a hard one… I love New Orleans a lot. It has a rhythm unlike anywhere else, a gothic magic that I was totally intoxicated with, and it for sure has a little piece of my heart. I also had a mind blowing trip with my family to the Galápagos Islands when I was 16. We got to see such precious wildlife, some that only exists there, and walk around where evolution was first understood!

Where is somewhere you keep returning to?

I grew up travelling with my family every summer to the south of France, near Aix-en-provence. That is a place I loved returning to, and have some very beautiful memories from.

Where did you learn the most about yourself?

Honestly, I feel every place you travel, you learn something about yourself and others, either from the different landscape, or weather, or lifestyle – and definitely from the incredible people I have met on adventures. There has been some very profound learning, and sometimes very silly – both important!

Which destination do you recommend the most?

I would recommend travel as much as you can, and taking in as much of the world as possible! Ocean, city, jungle, desert – all of it!

Destination at the top of your bucket list?

Definitely Cuba. I have been told I would love it. I would love to go dancing in Cuba, and have a honey dipped Cuban cigar. I would also love go to Australia. I have some amazing friends from there; I would love to go and experience their Australia.

What are three facets that make a hotel your ‘perfect somewhere’?

A big juicy bath tub, one that fits two people! Good lighting/light bulbs – warm lighting, not just overhead lighting… And some kind of view from your window. I love looking out of a window. But you can hear more about my perfect day in my perfect somewhere by watching my Perfect 10 episode.

Juno Temple

What are some hotels that you enjoy staying at or give you the feeling of home away from home?

The Portobello Hotel in London, The Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, and The Bowery Hotel in NYC. All homes away from home. Each one has taken care of me through some amazing life moments!

Where’s somewhere you travelled to for work that you want to (or did) explore more for pleasure?

I shot in Austin, Texas but was only there for a week and didn’t get to explore, but would like to get a chance to experience some music there. I’ve heard the music scene is very cool. I really enjoyed being in Calgary, Canada in the winter – it’s the most snow I have ever seen! It’s like a snow globe! And I got to see the Northern lights dancing above my house there when I was filming – that was breathtaking. I would love to go further north and see the northern lights in all their glory. I also heard, when you get close enough, they make sounds like wind chimes! I would love to see and hear that…

Audiences love you as Keeley Jones in Ted Lasso – what is it like to look back on that project? Any standout memories from the show?

Looking back on Ted Lasso is precious. It was something I was very nervous about initially. Comedy was pretty alien to me, and getting to work with such brilliant comedic actors was intimidating before we started. But the kind guidance I was given by everyone is something I will always treasure. It’s also the first time I have ever returned to a character, and Keeley Jones is one that became like a friend. She helped me try to be kinder to myself. Her journey has been such a great one, and getting to walk around in her high heels for three seasons has been a true privilege. Also, the friendships I have made through three seasons of Ted are ones for life. We laughed, we cried, we laughed, and we laughed some more. Through all of it, we were such a team. I am forever proud to be a part of AFC Richmond.

Juno Temple and Brett Goldstein in “Ted Lasso,” now streaming on Apple TV+.​

Juno Temple and Brett Goldstein in “Ted Lasso,” now streaming on Apple TV+.​

Who is someone you miss working with from Ted Lasso?

Hannah Waddingham. She has become one of my closest friends. We laughed so much. She is an inspiration – someone I am very lucky to have in my life. I love her deeply. And, honestly, the whole team – everyone, all of us – got on so well. It was a very special experience.

You’re currently starring in season five of Fargo. What can viewers expect from this season if they haven’t tuned in yet?

Staying true to each fantastic chapter of Fargo before, I would say you can’t predict what is coming… Every character has so many layers, each one with a story that will twist and turn you. This chapter feels very close the original movie, with a wonderful sprinkling of No Country For Old Men. Debt and being indebted are an important theme through this season, and the marriage of dark humor, Minnesota nice and truth telling take the characters to places in ways that never cease to shock or amaze as a result of their different debts…

You’ve also of course starred in a plethora of other amazing shows and films. Some readers might know you best from Vinyl, The Offer or Wild Child. What are they like to look back on?

Each one of them taught me so much and brought extraordinary creativity and friendships into my life. Looking back, I am so happy I got to be a part of bringing these stories to life, and will keep them close to my heart always.

Juno on holiday

Quick Fire

I’m currently watching… Hannah Waddingham’s Home for Christmas

The last thing I watched (and loved) was… Talk To Me

Favourite film of all time… An impossible question! But Thelma & Louise is one of my all time favorites.

What’s next for me is… I’m filming Venom 3 and about to spend the Christmas break with family.

Click here to watch Juno Temple’s ‘Perfect 10’ interview with Hotels.com on YouTube.