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Zoe Saldaña Practiced Holding Her Breath For Five Minutes During ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’

Zoe Saldaña talks about her record for being able to hold her breath underwater for the most extended period, which she set while the star of the avatar sequel Avatar: The Way of Water.

As in James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Neytiri, Saldana will reprise Neytiri’s role in the current development sequel.

Zoe Saldaña Gained A Skill During The Filming Of The Movie

Zoe Saldaña has developed a new skill while working on the soon-to-be-released sequel to “Avatar.” She says director James Cameron had treated her and the rest of the cast to training sessions by world-class breath-hold specialists to hold their breath for extended periods while issuing underwater sequences in the film.

The actress is not only referring to Cameron but also to the rest of the cast. She stated that she managed to hold her breath for five minutes without any oxygen. The cast and crew of “Avatar: The Way of Water” were left stunned by Kate Winslet’s remarkable feat of holding her breath underwater for seven minutes while filming the long-awaited sequel. Still, Zoe Saldana is undoubtedly no newbie in the industry.

To be able to film extended long takes underwater, Cameron hired some of the world’s best breath-hold specialists to train his cast. In contrast, Sigourney Weaver revealed previously that she could hold her breath for six and a half minutes, while Kate Winslet managed seven minutes. Likewise, there was a five-minute time limit on Saldana’s most extended underwater breath hold.

“I’m very competitive, but we had an Oscar-winning actress in our cast that did seven minutes,” the Oscar-winning actress told The New York Times in an interview. “I got almost up to five minutes. So that’s a big accomplishment, you guys.”

As The Avatar Sequel Approaches, The Visual Effects Are Expected To Be Even More Stunning

This movie will take viewers through the planet’s floating mountains, lush forests, and uncharted beaches, bringing viewers deeper into the mythology of the earth a little over 13 years after the first avatar aired in cinemas.

Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully and Na’vi Neytiri, from the avatar program, have begun a family after falling in love and joining the avatar program ten years ago.

As a result, they are forced to leave their homes and travel to the oceans of Pandora due to a mysterious new threat and the possibility of further conflicts with humanity.

Who Is Zoe Saldana?

Zoe Saldana has played many high-profile roles in blockbuster films, including Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Avatar. Saldana, an accomplished ballet dancer, started as a theatre artist at a modest age as a theatre actress.

In addition to performing for FACES and the New York Youth Theatre group, Saldana made her Hollywood debut on ‘Center Stage.’ She has since amassed a line-up of her portfolio’s world’s highest-grossing films. Among her generation’s actresses, she is known for her versatility.

Saldana hasn’t limited herself to a specific genre and has given effortless performances in films of many genres, from romantic comedy to tragedy, sci-fi to action, and fiction to drama. Playing such a range of characters has been made possible by her intense concentration and resolute mind.

The actress Zoe Saldana is not only a star in her own right but also a savvy businesswoman. She runs several restaurants, has a clothing line and a vodka brand, and owns several restaurants.

This is what Zoe had to say about the underwater scene she filmed. It was a fantastic experience. Couldn’t you imagine what it would be like to hold your breath for five minutes? What are your thoughts on the matter? Tell us in the comments.

Abhilasha Shreshthi
Passionate writer on various topics from lifestyle to technology and everything in between. I have been blogging for seven years now, and when I'm not typing away on my laptop, I can be found singing, reading or cooking.


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