The moment for me that was most nostalgic, in a bad way, was the kid flipping his eyelids up in the pool party scene, because a kid used to torture me doing that. Were you choreographing those moments or were you just letting kids run wild and the result of the scene is the shit that they did?
Burnham: I was lining all the kids up at the pool party and going, "Who can flip their eyelids inside out?" One kid raised his hand. I gave everyone a water bottle and went, "Can anyone shoot stuff between their teeth?" And then I would go like, "Any special talents?"
Before production, I had conversations with every extra. I would go up to where we shot, because all the kids were taken from the area of the school, and I would just do meetings with the extras and just have a two-minute conversation. Just so they got to know me a little and didn't feel terrified. I would ask them, "Do you have a special skill, do you have a special talent?" And I would try to incorporate those things. One girl I asked, "What's your name?" She said her name. "Do you have a special skill?" She goes, "I have eczema." There was a kid eating a bell pepper like an apple.