Rising stars talk “Eighth Grade”, showing now in theaters
Actresses Elsie Fisher and Emily Robinson visited the studio to talk about their new movie, “Eighth Grade“, showing now in theaters. “Eighth Grade” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Elsie started acting at the age of five. She has been in over sixteen national commercials. While recording Despicable Me, the directors told her to sing a song about Unicorns and she made one up on the spot. Elsie was videotaped while recording her lines for Despicable Me so that the animators could use her speech movements. When Elsie grows up she wants to be a scientist, an archaeologist or a painter. Elsie’s favourite actor is Steve Carell, with whom she worked on Despicable Me.
Emily’s television credits include: Transparent (Amazon), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), Criminal Minds (CBS), Scorpion (CBS), The Following (FOX), CSI:NY (CBS), Person of Interest (CBS), A.N.T. Farm (Disney), Saturday Night Live! (NBC), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) and The Guiding Light (CBS). She also had the pleasure of meeting the legendary Betty White while on the Hollywood Center Studios lot filming ANT Farm, which resulted in an appearance in the opening of White’s special Betty White Goes Wild!
Emily has a lead role in the upcoming film Behold My Heart with Marisa Tomei and Charlie Plummer, directed by Joshua Leonard, and supports in upcoming films Going Under with Bruce Willis and Famke Janssen and Broken Vows with Wes Bentley and Jamie Alexander.