Avatar 2: What’s it like playing a teenager as a senior?

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Since last week is with Avatar: The Way of Water James Cameron’s long-awaited sci-fi sequel in cinemas. The opening weekend was already financially strong. Around $434.5 million the film recorded in the first few days. Only Spider-Man: No Way Home ($600 million) and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($442 million) have made more theatrical debut sales since the pandemic began.

Actress had to go to school

The cast of Avatar: The Way of Water also includes, among others Sigourney Weaverwho appeared in the film the 14-year-old kiri embodied. Especially the preparation for the role was rather unusual for the actress. Weaver attended the High School for the Performing Arts in New York. But not to take part in the lessons there, but for that behavior of the students to observe.

The 73-year-old had to become a teenager again for her part as Kiri. Cameron had no doubts about that, as Weaver told the interviewer USAToday told: “Even before he [den Film] wrote to me, he said to me, ‘Nobody knows this about you, but you’re 14 [Jahre] in the heart. You’re so grown up, and yet you’re clowning all over the place. So I have no doubt that you can do it.'” Aside from her return to school, Weaver had more to do for the role.

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