An interview is
just a conversation (conversations are important and potentially transformative, so there’s nothing minimal or “just” about them).
At bottom, that’s what an interview is, for both the interviewer(s) and the interviewee(s): a conversation. A chance to share your interests, ask questions, learn.
Whether it’s for a job or a newspaper story, an interview is a conversation. It should be fun and enlightening. If it’s not, maybe get curious about why.