Empire has unveiled its first coverage for James Cameron‘s upcoming epic, Avatar: The Way of Water. In it, they unveil our first look at Kate Winslet‘s character for the more aquatic-focused sequel to the 2009 classic. It’s also the first time Winslet has reunited with director Cameron since the original Titanic film. Now, she’s moving away from the character of Rose to play the Na’vi warrior Ronal.
She is joined by Cliff Curtis‘ Tonowari, who leads the Metkayina tribe and will have a major part in the film. In the coverage she shared some insight into what we can expect from the latest Na’ve added to the core cast of this franchise.
She is deeply loyal and a fearless leader. She is strong. A warrior. Even in the face of grave danger, and with an unborn baby on board, she still joins her people and fights for what she holds most dear. Her family and their home.Kate Winslet
She also shared what it was like reuniting with Cameron after all this time, especially how they have changed with time.
Jim and I are both totally different people now to who we were 26 years ago. He is calmer, and I am definitely more hyperactive now.Kate Winslet
The actress is no stranger to the director and being surrounded by a lot of water during a shoot. she did share that she managed to say under water for “seven minutes and 14 seconds” for the shoot, as they’ll focus on a more ocean-centric storyline after the Sam Worthington‘s Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana‘s Neytiri end up finding a new home closer to the vast oceans of their new home planet.