Avatar 2 Star Explains Why Working Underwater Was The “Hardest” Thing He Ever Had To Do

James Cameron is a filmmaker whose name is synonymous with stunning visuals and cutting-edge technology. Example: the Avatar franchise, with The original 2009 film breaks records and the launch of stunning innovation in motion capture. The expectation is great for the sequel The way of the waterwhich forced the actors to do long underwater shoot. And Avatar Star Sam Worthington recently explained why it was the “hardest” thing he’s ever had to do.

Sam Worthington plays protagonist Jake Sully in the Avatar franchise, with his character becoming a full-fledged Na’vi at the end of James Cameron’s first blockbuster. The way of the water and its sequels presumably required a lot more motion capture, as well as filming at the bottom of a pool with the likes of Kate Winslet. In a recent interview with Empire Review (via Deeperblue), Worthington explained how difficult it was to do all this filming while submerged in water. As he said,

It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. You deal with the restrictions of freediving, the constraints of underwater motion capture, and you try to go on an emotional journey as you naturally struggle with the fear of dying.

He scores a point. While trying to emote as a character is quite difficult, it can be difficult to control facial expressions when worrying about the possibility of drowning. As such, it looks like Sam Worthington had his share of hurdles while filming his highly anticipated role in Avatar 2. We’ll just have to see how those struggles (and the many visual effects) ultimately play out when the hit sequel hits theaters.

Sam Worthington’s comments to Empire come from the magazine’s exclusive story on Avatar: The Way of the Water. James Cameron’s return to Pandora has been a long time coming, with fans already waiting over a decade for the story to continue. Fortunately, the anticipation was buoyed through theme park attractions like Avatar Flight of Passage.

While Sam Worthington struggled to film underwater for Avatar 2, he probably had to get used to it. After all, it seems like a ton of attention has been given to the Na’vi snorkeling community known as Metkayina; water is literally in the title of the film. Kate Winslet broke a world record while filming his next role as Ronaldso she probably had it easier time to film the sequels while also find James Cameron of the Titanic. You can see the first teaser of The way of the water underneath,

Informations about Avatar 2The plot of is largely under wraps, but more tidbits and footage have been shared as we get closer to its release. The film will feature a time jump and follow The new family of Sully and Neytiri. We will also see the return of the villainous RDA and see how the Na’vi clans will unite to protect the planet Pandora.

Avatar: The Way of the Water will finally hit theaters on December 16th. In the meantime, check out the 2022 movie release dates to plan your next cinematic experience.

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