Sigourney Weaver has admitted she had “some concerns” about the underwater filming for ‘Avatar 2’.
The 71-year-old actress – who played Dr. Augustine in the first movie – is returning for the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s sci-fi epic and revealed some of the challenges she was up against.
In an interview with T magazine, she said: “I had some concerns. But that’s what the training was for. And I really wanted to do it. I didn’t want anyone to think, ‘Oh, she’s old, she can’t do this.'”
Sigourney trained by diving in Hawaii and Florida and she and the cast, including Kate Winslet, had to learn to hold their breath for six minutes underwater.
Once she was ready to go, the ‘Alien’ star had to be placed in a giant tank with weights around her waist to film.
The actress won’t be returning as the same character in the sequels to the 2009 motion picture.
She previously explained: “It will be challenging for me. I can’t talk about it, but my part is a…