She did that while she was shooting for James Cameron’s upcoming tentpole “Avatar 2.”
She is now the queen of the underwater world, and she has replaced a king.
The Titanic actress was applauded for the subaqueous stunt she enacted on the sets of Avatar 2. An Academy Award winner for the film “The Reader,” Winslet did not exhale for seven minutes while she was underwater and broke the record previously held by Tom Cruise when he had held his breath for six minutes in the underwater heist scene in the fifth Mission Impossible film (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).
The news regarding Winslet’s record-breaking feat has been revealed by Entertainment Tonight.
Responding to her achievement, she told the news outlet that she is feeling proud that she did such a thing, which she thinks she might never do again. The 45-year old Academy Award winner told the outlet that she had to undergo rigorous training for four weeks before she pulled off the stunt in a dive tank.
She reiterated that she is in awe of what she has done, and the fact that she gets to learn different skills is one of the facets she adores about acting. Kate Winslet’s bold act was revealed via an Instagram post, which producer Jon Landau had shared at the end of October. The producer had snapped the actress filming the underwater scene, which he shared on Instagram along with a quote of her which he had taken from her interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Winslet had talked to The Hollywood Reporter way back in August of this year and had said that she had to learn free-diving in order to play her character in the upcoming Avatar film. She had accidentally revealed the fact that the last time she was underwater, she had held her breath for 7 minutes and 15 seconds before she checked herself, saying that “she is just a water person.” She didn’t want to spoil anything about the film.
Kate Winslet, who is not on Instagram, was quite amazed when she found that the whole world is quite amazed by her hidden breathing skills.
People had started coming to her two weeks back, praising her with a bewildered expression. Unaware of the fact that her producers have told everyone about her underwater success, she would ask people how they heard about it.
In case you are unaware, Kate Winslet had a lot of anxiety issues on the sets of Titanic, and the fact that she was quite an inexperienced person with a lot of insecurities made it quite difficult for her to enact her scenes in the film. She revealed many years later that it was Leonardo DiCaprio who came to her aid and made her feel comfortable with her personality.
The fact that she was involved in such a huge film at such a young age did not make her arrogant. She worked harder on her skills and evolved herself into a much more relaxed and confident actress.