Avatar director James Cameron required Kate Winslet to hold breath underwater for seven minutes in watery sequels

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James Cameron has provided an update on the status of his numerous Avatar sequels – and revealed the extent to which cast addition Kate Winslet went to pull off her new role.

The filmmaker, who is currently filming the first and second of the four planned follow-ups, teased that his forthcoming return to the world of Pandora will explore “never before seen parts” which will primarily be set underwater.

Considering this aspect of the next two films – Cameron attributed the sequels’ delay to spending over a year-and-a-half working out how to pull off underwater motion-capture technology – one scene required Winslet to be able to hold her breath for a staggering seven minutes, something the Oscar-winner nailed.

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