Expected for December 14, Avatar 2 continues to be talked about, tickling the impatience of fans. After the trailer revealed recently, it’s Kate Winslet’s turn to reveal her character.
After the long-awaited first trailer for Avatar 2 revealed last May, the magazine Empire is devoting its latest issue to James Cameron’s film by filling up on unseen images!
A newcomer to the franchise caused a sensation on the cover of the periodical: Kate Winslet. Almost 25 years after Titanic, the actress has found james cameron for this new aquatic shoot.
This time, ended the role of the young girl trying to extricate herself from her suffocating social environment. In La Voie de l’eau, she plays Ronal, a formidable warrior, leader of the Metkayina tribe with Tonoware (Cliff Curtis).
A TERRIBLE WARRIOR
“Ronal is deeply loyal and a fearless leader”, pointed out Winslet at the microphone of Empire. The British actress has compared her character to famous action heroines like Sarah Connor (Terminator), Ripley (Alien) and Neytiri from Avatar.
“She is powerful, she is a warrior. Even pregnant, in the face of grave danger, she joins her people and fights for what she holds most dear: her family and her home”says Kate Winslet.
The artist then returned to her relationship with director James Cameron, nearly 3 decades after their collaboration on Titanic.
“James and I are two totally different people than we were 26 years ago”explains the actress. “He’s a lot calmer, and I’m definitely more hyperactive now.”confides the actress, referring to the sometimes strong character of the filmmaker on the film sets.
A FREEDIVING RECORD FOR KATE!
Kate Winslet has given everything for this role, even exploding an apnea record! “I lasted 7 minutes and 14 seconds underwater, baby!”she exclaimed.
The actress has indeed broken Tom Cruise’s record for the longest underwater apnea on the set of a feature film. The interpreter of Ethan Hunt had held his breath underwater for 6 minutes for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
“It was awesome and I was very proud of myself. But I could probably never do it again. It happened after four weeks of pretty intense training and it was in the dive tank, in the training tank. But I loved it”said the Reading native.
“The most exciting thing for a woman my age was not learning to do something new, but downright superhuman”she concluded.
The training also served Sigourney Weaver. The interpreter of Grace Augustine held 6 minutes in apnea on the set of this second part, the majority of the scenes of which took place in huge tanks of water.
The great ability of the actors to hold their breath underwater allowed James Cameron to avoid many interruptions on the set. An exceptional commitment to this kind of production.
As a reminder, this second opus expected for December 14 takes place ten years after the events told in the original feature film.
Jake Sully and Neytiri have become parents. Their idyllic life, close to nature, is threatened when the Resources Development Administration, a dangerous non-governmental organization, returns to Pandora.
Forced to leave their natural habitat, Jake and his family go to the reefs, where they think they will find asylum. But they come across a clan, the Metkayina, with customs different from theirs…