Other than the visual effects, the strongest aspect of the Avatar franchise is without a doubt the cast. With names such as Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Edie Falco along with David Thewlis, Vin Diesel and Michelle Yeoh joining for Avatar 3-5, venturing to Pandora, there’s certainly enough star power for the younger cast to take some notes. 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 what their veteran cast members taught them, here’s what they said.
Jack Champion: Oh man. Well, I had to get in shape for the role and I remember Slang, Stephen Lang, he just insisted on eating a lot of chicken and garlic because he swore that was the mean heathy foods. I think that was probably my number 1 I took away from the set.
Trinity Jo-Li Bliss: I guess it’s kind of a lesson – I remember this one day where I was definitely not confident for a scene and I was really nervous about it and just getting in my head and Sig [Weaver] just came up to me and sat with me and just made me feel so much better and more confident and just prepared me for the scene. I think whenever I’m just feeling those jitters and getting into my head, I think about [Sigourney Weaver], her graceful voice and her graceful words and I’ll always hold that in my heart.
Jamie Flatters: I think there was obviously no advice given orally in that sense like, being sat down and being told a piece of advice. But just through experience with them on set as an actor go find what you think has the most autonomy. Make a choice and go with it. Acting is always gonna be through you.
Avatar: The Way of Water is currently playing in theatres. Stay tuned for the rest from our interviews with the cast!