Fans have needed to wait almost 13 years for the three-hour Avatar: The Way of Water to lastly hit theaters–but one of many wilder numbers related to the epic sequel is that star Kate Winslet famously spent a record-making seven minutes and 15 seconds underwater in its filming. Speaking to Total Film, Winslet shared her response to inadvertently setting a report in the middle of manufacturing.
“I have the video of me surfacing saying, ‘Am I dead, have I died?’ And then going, ‘What was [my time]?'” Winslet stated. “Straight away I wanted to know my time. And I couldn’t believe it… The next thing I say is, ‘We need to radio set.’ I wanted Jim to know right away.”
Winslet elaborated that she “didn’t have to” maintain her breath for that period of time, however “the opportunity to set a record presented itself. I wanted to break my own record, which was already six minutes and 14 seconds.” Writer-director James Cameron added that Winslet “is not competitive at all.”
The Way Of Water finds the Sully household on the run from the colonial forces of the Sky People but once more, looking for shelter with a reef-based tribe of Na’vi the place Winslet’s character acts as a matriarch. Alongside Winslet, the sequel stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, and Stephen Lang. Avatar: The Way of Water hits theaters on December 16.
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The sequel is certainly one of 5 additional deliberate movies within the franchise.