When filming underwater scenes, sometimes actors and stunt people are required to hold their breath for longer than usual. In the case of director, many of the scenes seem to .
Actor Kate Winslet, who plays what is described as a “water person” in the movie, held her breath for an impressive seven minutes and 14 seconds. She topped the record of actor Tom Cruise, who held his breath for six minutes while filming an underwater stunt for the 2015 movie .
“It was brilliant and I was very proud of myself and I’ll probably never be able to do it again,” Winslet told Entertainment Tonight on Nov. 10. “That came at the end of four weeks worth of quite intense training and it was in the dive tank, it was in the training tank. But I loved it. We’re very, very lucky as actors that often we have to learn a whole new skill.”
“I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible,” Landau quoted Winslet saying in her interview. “My longest breath-hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff. I play a water person. I am a water person.”
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Originally published on Nov. 1, 2020.