Kate Winslet mentioned earlier that she won’t be working with director James Cameron anymore after Titanic, claiming that she’s “very young” and things are “twirling”.
The British actress, 47, plays husband and wife Metkayina Ronal in the sequel to 68-year-old Cameron’s highly anticipated upcoming blockbuster Avatar: The Way Of Water.
The sci-fi epic sequel reunites Winslet and Cameron on set for the first time since the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, which won a string of Oscars including best picture and best director. for Cameron.
BBC talk show host Graham Norton asked Winslet about the reunion, having previously suggested she would no longer work with him.
“It’s been almost 27 years since Titanic and I’m very young,” she said. Looking back too much is twisted.
“Jim is a wonderful man and all the good things I have ever said about him have been overlooked so it is great to be able to say how extraordinary he is and to know that this time people will listen.
“The way he creates these stories is mesmerizing and he has set up a very enjoyable, really collaborative and super experimental work environment.
“It was such a wonderful thing to be involved and I walked away thinking, ‘I can do it over and over again’.”
It’s been almost 27 years since Titanic and I’m very young. Looking back too much is twistedKate Winslet
Her comments come days after Cameron told Radio Times that he thought Winslet was “a bit traumatized” after filming Titanic due to the size of the project.
The original 2009 Avatar became the highest-grossing film of all time and went on to win three Academy Awards for its stunning visuals, cinematography, and art direction.
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 an otherworldly green princess. Neytiri 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.
While filming, the actress was underwater for 7 minutes and 15 seconds, breaking Tom Cruise’s record of holding her breath for 6 minutes in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
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“It’s a sport and I trained every day for three weeks,” she told Norton. It was an extraordinary experience and I loved it and got really good at it.
“I’m so proud that I had the courage to learn something new in my 40s. As a woman, I feel great about it and it makes me feel really strong.”
Winslet, who won best actress in an anthology or limited series for Mare Of Easttown last year, said a new series is not ruled out.
She added: “I have heard the rumours but no decision has been made yet. It has not been ruled out and is not discussed at this time.
“I also thought, ‘How are you going to get over it?’”
The Graham Norton Show will air on Saturdays at 10:55pm on BBC One.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/kate-winslet-addresses-reunion-with-james-cameron-after-almost-27-years-42207947.html Kate Winslet talks about reunion with James Cameron after nearly 27 years