EXCLUSIVE: Bo Burnham chats about "writing a letter on a salmon" to Enya asking to use her song for his movie 1 year ago

EXCLUSIVE: Bo Burnham chats about "writing a letter on a salmon" to Enya asking to use her song for his movie

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He has proven to be a massive talent with his first movie.

Bo Burnham has been a comedic highlight for an entire generation, but he recently made the jump to movie-making, and as we said in our review, Eighth Grade is simply fantastic, and it will definitely end up as one of 2019's best movies.

It was one of the best-reviewed movies of 2018 in the US, and while it took a LONG time to find its way to Irish cinemas (and when it did finally get here, it was released on the same day as Avengers: Endgame), it is something that was definitely worth the wait, and should be sought after if you're looking for something heartfelt and intelligent.

In the run-up to the movie's release, Burnham visited Ireland to show the movie as part of the Dublin International Film Festival, and JOE's Justine Stafford got to sit down with him and chat to him about all things Eighth Grade.

So if you're wondering how Burnham contacted Enya to get permission to use her song 'Orinoco Flow', or how he reacts when he discovers what the Irish meaning of his name is, or the pressures he believes social media has placed upon this generation's teenagers, then this is the chat for you!

You can listen to our interview in full right here:

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