Kate Winslet is oh-so humble about breaking Tom Cruise’s record for holding her breath underwater.
It recently emerged that the Titanic actress managed to hold her breath for the grand total of seven minutes and 14 seconds while filming a scene for the upcoming Avatar 2 movie.
The record had previously been set by Tom who held his breath for six minutes during Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
However Kate was more surprised that her record-breaking feat had been made public rather than the actual achievement in itself.
Reacting to the news, the actress told Entertainment Tonight: ‘It’s so funny because I don’t really read reviews or media things. I’m not on Instagram, like I’m just completely disconnected from that part of my life.
‘So all of this week and the week before, I’ve had people coming up to me at work saying, “Oh my God, like seven minutes and 14 seconds? Like, what?!” And I’m going, “What? Hang on, wait a minute. How do you know that?”’
She continued: ‘It was brilliant and I was very proud of myself and I’ll probably never be able to do it again.’
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Wanted to share this photo of Kate Winslet after reading her interview in The Hollywood Reporter: “I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible. My longest breath hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff.” She stops herself, afraid that she’s given away too much on the top-secret project. “Oh no, actually, I can’t. Yeah, I play a water person. I am a water person,” is all she will offer, instead shifting to praise of Cameron."
Kate recalled how the scene came at the end of four weeks of ‘quite intense training’.
A photo of the actress in action was shared by producer Jon Landau after he read her interview with The Hollywood Reporter where she confirms she plays ‘a water person’ in the anticipated sequel of James Cameron’s blockbuster.
Her so-called ‘water person’ character is actually called Ronal.
Kate will join forces with Zoe Saldana, Vin Dieseal and Sam Worthington for the ever-elusive sequel, which follows on from the 2009 original.
Avatar 2 is set to hit cinemas on December 17 2022.
Credit: Original article published here.