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Kate Winslet has left the cast and crew of Avatar: The Way of Water speechless when she held her breath underwater for seven minutes during filming, but Zoe Saldana was no different. Director James Cameron had his actors train hard thanks to the collaboration of best freediving specialists of the world to be able to film long scenes underwater. Sigourney Weaver held her breath for up to six and a half minutes and Zoe Saldana for a full five minutes.
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“I am very competitive, but we had an Oscar-winning actress in our cast who held the breath for seven minutes,” Saldana told the New York Times. “I did almost five minutes and I consider that a great achievement.” “Five minutes that’s a lot,” Cameron added. “Sigourney made six and a half.” Weaver said she caught her teacher holding her breath for so long, adding, “She said to get rid of the mammalian instinct that makes you go, ‘Oh my God, my face is in the water.’ several minutes to put your body back into that element and let those Earth-person feelings dissolve.”
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“Kate is a demon for prep, so she stuck to freediving as something to build her character around,” James Cameron told the Times. “Kate’s character is someone who grew up underwater as an ocean-adapted Na’vi: they’re so physically different from the forest Na’vi, we’d almost classify them as a subspecies. So she had to be absolutely calm underwater and it turned out to be completely natural to her.” Cameron has shot most of Avatar: The Way of Water in large water tanks so that the his underwater scenes were not fake. In other words, the underwater scenes of Avatars they don’t look like underwater scenes style Aquaman or the imminent The little Mermaid of Disney.
James Cameron has always surprised with his methods behind the camera and extraordinary and innovative techniques to make mind-blowing films to amaze the audience and leave them in awe. “I don’t want it to look like people are underwater, they have to be underwater,” Cameron said. “If you were doing a western, you’d be out learning to ride. others weren’t particularly ocean minded people.So I’ve been very specific on what is being requested and we had the best freediving specialists in the world to discuss it,” he added.