Avatar director James Cameron reveals the scene actors were 'nervous' to film

Virgin Radio

16 Dec 2022, 09:16

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James Cameron has revealed the one scene in Avatar: The Way of Water that makes him “cry every time” and that the actors were “nervous” to film.

It’s been over a decade since the first Avatar movie hit cinemas and on Friday (16th December) we will finally get to see what is happening in Pandora as the second film, Avatar: The Way of Water, hits cinemas.

Set a number of years after the events of the first film, The Way of Water brings us back to Jake Sully and Neytiri who have formed a family and are living peacefully among the N’avi. However, trouble is never too far away and when an old enemy rears its ugly head, Jake must do everything he can to keep his family safe.

We also get to see a bit more of Pandora as Jake and his family venture to new tribes and environments.

As with the first film, there are a lot of breath-taking scenes but there is one in particular that has stuck with director James Cameron.

Speaking to Virginradio.co.uk and other press on the red carpet of the world premiere of Avatar: The Way of Water earlier this month, he teased a particularly “heart-wrenching” moment.

He said: “There’s a really powerful emotional scene about two thirds of the way through the film. The actors were pretty nervous about going into that scene because it is so heart-wrenching.”

The director continued: “I tell you what, I’ve seen the movie a million times as you can imagine. I still tear up when I see what Zoe [Saldaña] does in the scene, she gets me every time. I get emotional just thinking about it.”

It looks like we will be seeing more from Jake, Neytiri and their children in the near future as Cameron also revealed he had plans to make more sequels.

He explained: “We’ve got a bit of movie four shot, the first third of the film, and that has to do with getting the kids done before they grow up too much.

“Four is written and designed, and five is written and designed.”

James also said that he is “very happy with both those scripts and really anxious to make those films and share them with everybody.”

He continued: “You know if people buy into the characters and their journey, we want to do that persistent world thing that you can go back to time after time, and not be a decade apart.”

Avatar: The Way of Water is out in cinemas now.