News culture “The rumors are true”: James Cameron’s behavior on Avatar 2 targeted by an actress
Published on 09/01/2023 at 14:48
With such an ambitious and expensive film, it’s hardly surprising that the atmosphere on the set is not the most pleasant. Rumors about the director’s behavior during filming turned out to be true.
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The great success of Avatar 2
After the first opus released in 2009, Avatar is finally making a comeback 13 years later. Entitled Avatar: The Waterway, the fans are there to welcome this long-awaited sequel. This ambitious production is breaking record after record at the Box Office, crushing the other films currently showing in cinemas. A real phenomenon of the moment with its 6 870 704 entrées in two weeks, this is the film that has gathered the most spectators in theaters in 2022… A great way to end the year! A success that gives hope for a prosperous future among the many sequels planned (including the third opus which has already been shot).
James Cameron described as a tyrant?
With so much budget, this colossal project that is Avatar 2 doesn’t provide the best of atmospheres on set. This is not very surprising information when you see the ambition of this saga. After the rumor about cellphones that ended up hanging on a wall via a nail gun, Zoe Saldana (Neytiri) said that all information regarding the working methods of james cameron are true. The actress also takes the opportunity to praise this very meticulous director.
He is an extremely involved director. Yes, all the rumors are true. He’s going to be hard on you because he’s the hardest on himself. But he is the most curious, inventive and intelligent artist I have ever met. He builds everything using his hands, using every neuron, and always expects you to be honest and committed. I love that. I respect this level of work very much.
For his part, James Cameron acknowledged that he could have led in a less autocratic way.
I could have been less autocratic. I couldn’t have made the film more important than the human interaction of the crew.
An anecdote that reminds us of what the actors of the film had experienced Abyss (1989), during an extremely difficult shoot that took place mostly underwater. Particularly affected by the filming, the actors had fun renaming the film “The Abuse”.
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