Kate Winslet did the unthinkable while filming “Avatar: Waterway.”
Not only did she hang herself for more than seven minutes, she also broke the record previously held by Tom Cruise.
“I immediately wanted to know my timing,” Winslet told Total Film magazine.
Winslet held her breath for seven minutes and 15 seconds. Cruise’s record for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” was six minutes.
Sigourney Weaver trained as a Navy SEAL to hold her breath underwater for 6.5 minutes in the new ‘Avatar’ movie.
“I’m dead, am I dead?” I have a video of you saying it. And then you go, ‘What was that? [my time]?” she shared.
“I couldn’t believe it.
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“The next thing he said was, ‘We need to do radio.’ I wanted Jim.” [James Cameron] to find out immediately.”
She said she shouldn’t hold her breath for too long, but “I wanted to break my previous record of six minutes and 14 seconds. And I was like, ‘Come on!’ So I broke my own record by one minute,” she told the newspaper.
“She’s not competitive at all,” joked director James Cameron.
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Winslet reunited with her “Titantic” director for the latest episode of “Avatar” and was thrilled to be working with the legendary director again.
“It was really exciting that Jim asked me because Jim doesn’t suffer fools,” Winlsett said.