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Why Drippy From Wild Child Looks So Familiar

Thanks to Netflix, movies that came out years ago can find a second life and a whole new audience to appreciate them. That appears to be what's happening to the 2008 comedy "Wild Child," which follows an affluent but troublemaking teenager, Poppy Moore (Emma Roberts), as she's sent off to a boarding school in England to straighten her out. She doesn't exactly make the best of impressions on her new classmates, especially when it comes to one of her new roommates, Drippy, played by Juno Temple. 

You may not recognize Temple at first since in "Wild Child," she's sporting wildly frizzy hair, but make no mistake, the film was just the beginning for the young star. After getting her start in British fare like "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "Atonement," the latter of which just so happens to be one of the saddest movies you'll ever see, she soon hopped across the pond and has appeared in a number of blockbuster films over the years. There's a good chance you've seen her at least once before considering her impressive filmography, so let's take a walk down memory lane. 

She schmoozed with Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises

The world waited with bated breath to see how "The Dark Knight" trilogy would play out following the late Heath Ledger's masterful performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight." The result was something that many would consider to be the highlight of the franchise – "The Dark Knight Rises" — which brought in a whole new cavalcade of characters to test the resolve of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale). This time, the Caped Crusader went up against mumbly Bane (Tom Hardy), slick Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), and Catwoman's trusty sidekick, Jen (Juno Temple).

Jen may not have gotten a cool nickname, but she helped give Selina Kyle someone to play off of when she wasn't traipsing around town as a cat burglar. She reflects the dire condition many of those in Gotham are living under, and while she may not have a direct comic counterpart, it's easy to see how she was based off Holly Robinson, who was introduced in "Batman: Year One" (via Screen Rant). She's gone through various iterations on the written page over the years, eventually taking on the mantle of Catwoman herself. But in "The Dark Knight Rises," she's just little ol' Jen. 

Juno Temple went to a kingdom far away in Maleficent

Disney decided to give the tale of "Sleeping Beauty" an update by telling it from the perspective of the villainous witch, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie). As it turns out, she actually has some pretty good reasons to be upset at the humans inhabiting the nearby kingdom, which results in Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) getting cursed. Her father attempts to bypass an awful fate by sending his daughter away to live in the forest with three pixies, named Knotgrass (Imelda Staunton), Fittle (Lesley Manville), and Thistletwit (Temple). 

With disparate personalities, the trio provide some much-needed comic relief throughout the film and become useful allies to both Aurora and Maleficent as they set forth to make the kingdom a better place. They end up returning in "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" and prove they're not to be trifled with, as they send Gerda (Jenn Murray) tumbling down a cliff to her presumed death. 

Thistletwit was a role Juno Temple was excited to sink her teeth into, as she explained to Collider prior to filming: "Playing a fairy is a childhood fantasy. Are you kidding me?! I get to be like this big. It's going to be amazing!" No doubt getting to act alongside such legends as Staunton and Manville was a delight as well.

Now she yuks it up with Jason Sudeikis on Ted Lasso

In a year like 2020, people wanted some feel-good entertainment to escape for a while. That's where "Ted Lasso" on Apple TV+ comes into the picture. The show follows the titular American football coach, played by Jason Sudeikis, who's hired to lead an English football (i.e. soccer) team across the pond. While it may seem like he doesn't know what he's doing, he's smarter than he looks and actually allows the team to come around to success. 

Ted is joined by an eclectic group of characters, including model Keeley Jones, played by Juno Temple. The actress normally hasn't had the opportunity to really show off her funny side, but she gets the chance to crack a few zingers in the show. It seems like she must've had a good time with the first batch of episodes, as she's returning for "Ted Lasso" season 2, which will debut during the summer of 2021. Whether she's making you laugh or cry, Juno Temple stands out in anything and everything she's in.