Kate Winslet breaks Tom Cruise’s record of holding her breath on set while playing Avatar

Kate Winslet says she broke Tom Cruise’s record of holding her breath underwater while filming Avatar: The Way Of Water.

The British actress, 47, was underwater for 7 minutes and 15 seconds while filming a scene for the highly anticipated blockbuster sequel.

She beat Cruise, who held his breath for six minutes in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Winslet, who plays husband and wife Metkayina Ronal in the upcoming film, said she has video proof of the achievement, taken by her husband, who sneaked onto the set during production.


Kate Winslet (Ian West/PA)

Speaking at a global press conference ahead of the film’s premiere, she said: “I actually have a video of the moment I come out of that breathless state.

“And the only reason I have it is because my husband snuck in.

“I said, ‘Please don’t come because I don’t want you to video. I’ll just feel pressured, please don’t do that’ and he snuck in.

She continued: “I have a video of me emerging and saying, ‘Am I dead? Am I dead yet?’ And then go ‘what is it?’ – immediately I want to know my time.

“I couldn’t believe it was 7:15 but was told it was 7:15 – you want to know what I say next? We need to set up the radio station.


Winslet’s achievement beats Tom Cruise, who held his breath for six minutes in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Jonny Salmon/PA)

“I want (Cameron) to know right, that’s the first thing I want to do – it’s definitely not a contest.”

The Avatar sequel reunites Winslet and director James Cameron on set for the first time since the 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Cameron admitted: “I am still angry because I have been a free diver for 50 years and you have ignored me and the others.

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Winslet also joked that when she returned to work with Cameron, she was expecting “the absolute best” because of the director’s “precise” and “meticulous” thinking.

The original sci-fi epic from 2009 became the highest-grossing film of all time and went on to win three Oscars for its stunning visuals, cinematography, and art direction.


Avatar sequel reunites Winslet and Cameron on set (Ian West/PA)

It is set in the year 2154 and follows paralyzed Marine Jake Sully, sent to the moon Pandora on a unique mission, which is challenged when he falls in love with Neytiri, the princess of color. green in another world by Zoe Saldana.

The sequel is set more than a decade after the events of the first film and sees Jake settling into life with Neytiri and their three children in a Na’vis rainforest home.

When a familiar threat returns, Jake, played by Sam Worthington, must team up with Neytiri, Zoe Saldana, and an army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.

On Tuesday, Winslet and her co-stars including Sigourney Weaver and Cameron attended the world premiere in central London for the highly anticipated sequel.

Avatar: The Way Of Water is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16.

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