"Avatar 2"

Winslet held her breath for seven minutes filming the sequel to Avatar, and she says she'll never make it again.

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Kate Winslet told Entertainment Tonight this week that she was "very proud" to beat Tom Cruise's record for the longest underwater respiratory arrest in a feature film. Tom Cruise held his breath underwater for six minutes while filming Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, but Winslet hit him for over a minute and held his breath for seven minutes and 14 seconds while he did an underwater scene for James Cameron's Avatar 2 was shooting. ”

"It was brilliant and I was very proud of myself and will probably never do it again," said Winslet. “That was pretty intense training after four weeks and it was in the plunge pool, it was in the training tank. But i loved it. "

Winslet's "Avatar 2" co-star Sigourney Weaver unveiled the "Avatar" cast earlier this year, which has been trained with elite military divers to maximize the time they could stop underwater. The cast wore weights around their waists to keep them underwater while filming. Cameron filmed much of "Avatar 2" in giant water footage, and the longer the cast could hold their breath without oxygen returning to the surface, the fewer interruptions in filming.



Winslet's record-breaking respiratory arrest had been going around the internet for a while, but she had no idea until her press tour began for her new film, Ammonite. As the Oscar winner said, "It's so fun because I don't really read reviews or media stuff. I'm not on Instagram like I'm just completely disconnected from this part of my life. People came by all week and the week before working up to me and saying, "Oh my god, how seven minutes and 14 seconds? Like what ?! "And I'll say," What? Wait a minute How do you know that? ""

Winslet held his breath for over seven minutes, but Weaver wasn't a fool either. The favorite from "Alien" held her breath for six minutes while she shot "Avatar 2". Cameron's sequel is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2022. "Avatar 3" will follow with a cinema release on December 20, 2024. The fourth and fifth films are scheduled to be released in 2026 and 2028.

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