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Give yourself enough space to put up proper lighting. I would use a flat paint to avoid reflections.
Make sure you have enough space between your interviewee and the backdrop to get a bit of bokeh/blurred background. It really sets your subject apart and increases the professional appearance of the interview. The full sized chips will certainly help.
I would also suggest looking at as many different interviews as you can to find settings you like and go for something similar. My taste in interview settings may be far different than yours.