The finale of Bravo’s “Dirty John” airs Sunday night, wrapping up the on-screen version of the real-life story of John Meehan (Eric Bana), the con man who wooed and deceived Newport Beach interior designer Debra Newell (Connie Britton). You know, the story made infamous by the Los Angeles Times true-crime podcast.
TheWrap spoke with Juno Temple — who plays Debra’s very suspicious daughter, Veronica — this week about where her character is at mentally, as both the fictional Newells and viewers at home see how this tale ends.
“I think she is worried,” Temple said, in the interview above. “I think she’s pretty frightened for her mum. And I think she’s frustrated. I think she feels a little betrayed and also I think Veronica is someone who knows she’s right. So she feels a kind of, ‘You know I’m right, because I’m always right.’ I think she has that attitude, you know? But I think also, even she has been surprised by what information has come out about John and that the more she’s dug the more really dark stuff she’s found out.”
Temple told TheWrap that Veronica, who has been wary of John from Day 1, “takes no prisoners” and is ready to protect her mother at all costs. And let’s not forget John is pretty weird with Veronica, too.
“There’s the later moment where she’s at her safe and he says, you know, ‘What’s in the safe, kiddo?’ Which is a weird invasion of privacy, you know?” Temple said. “And also ‘kiddo,’ I think that’s a moment of, first and foremost I’m an adult, and secondly, ‘You’re nowhere even close to my father, so I don’t know who you think you are or why you think you can act that way in this house.'”
Last Sunday’s “Dirty John” was the most-watched episode of the series so far, with 3 million total viewers, making it Bravo’s most-watched scripted series telecast ever, according Nielsen’s “Live + 3 Day” data.
Watch our interview with Temple above.
“Dirty John” season finale airs Sunday, Jan. 13 at 10/9c on Bravo.