This year, actress Kate Winslet reunited with director James Cameron on the Avatar sequels. While in the past, many actors claimed that the director used to run his sets with a firm hand, it appears the years have softened him a bit. While talking with Collider, the actress discussed working with a “calmer” James Cameron than the one she knew from the Titanic set.
“I will say that he’s just much more stepped into his true self, I think,” she said. “That’s because of experience. That’s also because he’s done Avatar before, so he knows this world and he knows these characters. He’s invented that way of filming. There’s a level of confidence that has grounded him in a much more comfortable place, just for him. He was brilliantly collaborative on Avatar, honestly. I was awe struck by how much time he allows for the actors to often just meander over a scene, if it doesn’t feel like it fit quite right. And obviously safety had to come first.”
The actress went on to add some details about the Avatar 2 set photos that fans saw recently.
“I was walking on the bottom of the tank. That’s a big ceremonial sequence with those huge heavy wings. That was quite scary. The thing is, when you can hold your breath for seven minutes, you become unafraid. Actually, strangely, I was able to rely on my own ability to hold my breath for that long. Somehow I was not afraid, at all. And there’s so much safety underwater. There are two safety divers on every performer. There are two safety divers on every underwater camera.”
In the upcoming movie, the actress will portray Ronal, a free-diver from the Na’vi clan of Metkayina. Winslet is not the only Avatar star who has opened up about filming underwater. Recently, actress Sigourney Weaver discussed the training she did to shoot those scenes.
Avatar 2 will debut in theaters on December 16, 2022.
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