Kate Winslet reunited with her “Titanic” director James Cameron for his upcoming “Avatar 2”, and has noticed some differences in his behaviour compared to her earlier experience.
In a recent interview with Collider, Winslet revealed she found Cameron to be “calmer” than he was while making “Titanic”, which she conceded “was a very difficult shoot.”
Now, 23 years later, Winslet admitted she’s no able to appreciate the kind of pressure that Cameron was under while making the Oscar-winning blockbuster.
“It was very, very stressful and things were tough for all involved,” she recalled. “When I think about what Jim had to pull off — six-day weeks, for a seven-and-a-half month shoot, four-and-a-half months of which were night… I know that was hard for us, the young actors. But I’m able to gain perspective as well, and with the benefit of hindsight, I look at what Jim was trying to pull off and the level of pressure he was under, and actually, I have even more respect for him now than I ever have done before.”
According to Winslet, “the Jim Cameron on ‘Avatar’, he is calmer. I will say that he’s just much more stepped into his true self, I think. That’s because of experience. That’s also because he’s done ‘Avatar’ before, so he knows this world and he knows these characters. He’s invented that way of filming. There’s a level of confidence that has grounded him in a much more comfortable place, just for him.”
She also addressed how Cameron has been handling filming a big-budget movie in the midst of a global pandemic. “Listen, if there’s a proper world collapse and we really are all set on fire and there’s another global pandemic any minute now, I can tell you with my hand on my heart, one of the people I would want to be with in that bunker is Jim Cameron,” she gushed. “He’s very much safety first. I felt really good working with him.”