Although Bradley Rust Gray's Jack and Diane bewildered audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival early this year, one thing was clear: Juno Temple was the redeeming point of the movie. However flawed her teenaged character Diane was—with inconsistent lycanthropic urges and all—Temple added a sense of charming naiveté to a role that required her to oscillate between a monstrous beast and a detached foreigner in love with another angsty teen girl, Jack (Riley Keough).

But past her performance, the director even tweaked the character to fit Temple more perfectly. Originally set to be played by Ellen Page as an oddball American, Diane became a bumbling UK transplant with a talent for fashion design. In real life, the British actress briefly attended London College of Fashion to study lingerie design.