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Juno Temple ‘European’ about nudity

Juno Temple insists she isn’t bothered by the thought of shedding her clothes on a movie set.

The 24-year-old actress stars as a stripper-turned-prostitute in comedy-drama Afternoon Delight and she admits she never gave the raunchy content a second thought.

“I don’t believe in explicit, useless nudity. But I’m very European. I grew up with everyone sunbathing topless and s**t,” she told Backstage magazine.

Juno, who grew up near London with her mother, movie producer Amanda Pirie, and father, director Julien Temple, acknowledged she’s been sexualised in several roles.

The star credits her open nature with attracting that kind of work.

“So I think it’s more that in a lot of the scripts there have been a bunch of sexual elements, and I’m not afraid of it,” she reasoned.

Juno also has no preference when it comes to being directed by a male or female on set. She appeared to shrug at Afternoon Delight writer/director Jill Soloway’s remarks she felt her team was “rescuing” the actress from “the way that all these male directors have seen her”.

“I mean, for me it doesn’t really matter, male or female,” Juno said, musing, “Maybe one day I’ll be directed by an ape.”

The Atonement star does have one regret, however. She admits she wishes she had started her research on her Afternoon character sooner in order to reap the benefits of learning to pole dance.

“I wish I’d started earlier because then maybe I could have climbed a pole,” Juno mused.

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