Kate Winslet is the face of the latest Hollywood talks as she held her breath for seven minutes under the water for a shot in James Cameron’s movie Avatar 2. Wearing weights around her waist, a nose clip to help hold her breath, and giant wings across the length of her arms,
Winslet is seen walking along the bottom of a water tank that has been purpose-built for Avatar 2 filming.
In an interview, Winslet revealed that she trained to hold her breath for over seven minutes to maximise the time she could spend underwater.
The official social media pages for the Avatar film series released the new Avatar 2 set photo featuring Winslet she’s playing a “water person” called Ronal.
The caption, which borrows from Winslet’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter in August, talks about her preparation for the Avatar 2 role: “I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible. My longest breath-hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff.”