A new one Avatar: The Way of Water The video features behind-the-scenes filming footage and Sigourney Weaver talks about her role as Kiri.
In the video, Weaver talks about how the role was first offered to her by director James Cameron.
“I was having lunch with Jim, and he started talking about this girl in the forest, who had a special gift for connecting with living things, and she was about 14 years old. [He said,] ‘You and I both know how immature you are, so I think you can do it.’ I said, ‘Thank you.'”
For Weaver, it wasn’t difficult to return to his younger self for the role.
“I don’t think any of us are too far from our 14-year-old selves,” Weaver said of the segment. “It’s a strong memory, how beautiful it was and how horrible it was. I just fell in love with the character. Jim has this uncanny ability to write straight to the heart of a character.
However, this meant that Weaver had to play a character that was very different from his normal roles, which he found a rewarding experience.
Avatar: The Way of Water Directed and co-written by Cameron. It features the return of Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Joel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Weaver. Additional cast members include Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chaplin, along with a slate of young actors.
“Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water Begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their children), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they have endured,” says the official synopsis.
Three additional films are planned, with Avatar 3 tentatively scheduled for December 20, 2024, Avatar 4 scheduled for December 18, 2026, and Avatar 5 on December 22, 2028.