Interview: Bo Burnham and the Stars of “Eighth Grade”

“Eighth Grade” is a film so viscerally authentic about the agonies of middle school that it all but dissolves the distance between the film and the audience, making us feel as though we are 14 years old trying to find someone to sit with in the lunchroom. In an interview, writer/director Bo Burnham and the film’s stars, Elsie Fisher, who plays Kayla, and Emily Robinson, who plays an older girl…