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Avatar 2: See Kate Winslet as a 'water person' shooting underwater scenes

Avatar producer Jon Landau posts an Instagram photo of Winslet, who's playing a "water person" in the movie.

Actress Kate Winslet shoots a scene underwater. She's playing "a water person" in the upcoming Avatar movie. 
Jon Landau/Instagram

Director James Cameron's Avatar sequel might not hit theaters until 2022, but the cast and crew are already sharing behind-the-scenes photos from the elaborate set in New Zealand. On Monday, Avatar producer Jon Landau posted an image of actress Kate Winslet filming underwater

Winslet is playing "a water person" in the new Avatar movie, and that involves underwater stunt work.

"Wanted to share this photo of Kate Winslet after reading her interview in The Hollywood Reporter, Lando wrote on Instagram

"I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible," Winslet said in her interview. "My longest breath-hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff. I play a water person. I am a water person."

Avatar 2 will see the return of Sam Worthington as Jake Sully, plus Zoe Saldana, Giovanni Ribisi and Sigourney Weaver in a role different from that of Dr. Grace Augustine. 

Previously, fans have been treated to Avatar 2 set pictures and concept art on social media, including views from the gigantic set

The live-action shooting of Avatar 2 and 3 in New Zealand is almost finished, but coronavirus-related delays now have Avatar 2's release date on Dec. 16, 2022. Avatar 3's release date is Dec. 20, 2024.