Sigourney Weaver spoke out about her 1988 movie “Gorillas in the Mist” and the upcoming “Avatar” sequels as she made her first appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday.

The 68-year-old, who praised DeGeneres, 60, for all the work she’s been doing with her Wildlife Fund, was quizzed about filming the new “Avatar” movies, with her admitting they’ve been filming two at a time.

Weaver, who plays Dr. Grace Augustine in the films, explained, “There’s a lot of underwater work, which is very exciting,” before she revealed she’s been freediving training since last July.

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She told a shocked DeGeneres when questioned about how long she can hold her breath: “My record is six minutes. But Kate Winslet is doing a scene with us and I think she was over seven minutes.”

Friday’s appearance also saw Weaver speak about playing visionary scientist Dian Fossey in the film “Gorillas in the Mist”.

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Despite forming a fantastic relationship with the animals, Weaver revealed one silverback gorilla had it in for her.

Admitting he “charged” at her and “swatted” her, Weaver shared: “I went over, of course, because he’s very powerful. I just stayed down and remember thinking, I know Dian is watching over me. She wants this movie made. She’s not going to let anything bad happen to me.

“All I could hear was my heart beating and the blood rushing through my veins.”

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