Avatar 2: Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington open up about risks of shooting underwater

Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington
Image source: INSTAGRAM/AVATAR Avatar 2 stars Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington

The latest release ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ has earned 235 million euros in one week in India; Actors Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington, who reprized their roles in the James Cameron film, spoke about the pressures they faced while filming the film. For ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’, the sequel to the 2002 film ‘Avatar’, the actors had to undergo intense training in underwater swimming and deep diving.

Talking about how much it is too much for an actor to invest in a role, Sam told IANS with a laugh, “I’m up for anything.” Zoe, however, believes it “depends on the actor.”

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“I think it depends on how demanding a role or project is. I love having an unlimited amount of resources at my disposal, anything I need to help me, immerse myself and make the character as good as possible. I think the only challenge I’m facing is just mortality. … You’re not as fast at 40 as you are in your late 20s, so that becomes a very difficult reality to deal with and then you make those adjustments.

What about the pressures they faced while shooting the movie?

Zoe said: “I think the pressure I felt was the new training we needed for the sequel, which was to do it underwater, which was something we’d never done in the first film but we knew Jam (James Cameron) was always going to catch water at some point and Avatar- messing with getting into the whole trip.”

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He added: “So training for it, freediving was definitely nerve wracking, but once we got through the process it became a really rewarding journey.”

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