SPOILERS FOR AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER AHEAD
Filming Avatar: The Way of Water was no easy feat. The entire cast dedicated three years of their life to this movie and they had to learn so many skills to make it work. This wasn’t easy on anyone, especially the young cast members. We spoke to Jack Champion, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss and Jamie Flatters at the Avatar: The Way of Water Canadian premiere and when we asked about the most difficult scenes to shoot, here’s what they said:
Jack Champion: There’s a scene where Quaritch shoots something and there’s an explosion. I get knocked down a bunch. That whole day, I was just getting slammed into the ground over and over.
Trinity Jo-Li Bliss: I remember some scenes would take a whole morning, a whole day or even two whole days. It would just take a long time. I can’t remember the specifics and I also don’t wanna spoil anything for you but there’s some really long scenes to film but we always had fun on the set together and it always felt like fresh and fun.
Jamie Flatters: (laughs) I scene I can’t necessarily talk about.
After seeing the movie, I think it’s safe to say Flatters was referring to the death of his character, Neteyam. As an actor, it’s probably hard to see your character die so I understand why Flatters said what he said. Champion was likely referring to the time Quaritch was on the boat and Bliss could be referring to any scene in the movie. Needless to say, they all seemed really excited to talk about these scenes and share their thoughts on them.
Avatar: The Way of Water is currently playing in theatres. Stay tuned for the rest of our interviews with the cast!