Seeing as James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water had many delays before its eventual debut on December 16 this year, it is understandable that anybody would presume it was already released years ago, or worse, discontinued, especially with the ongoing pandemic being one of the reasons for its delay. Now, one of the Avatar 2 stars Edie Falco recalls forgetting that the Avatar sequel was not yet released in the past four years.
Falco admits forgetting about shooting for Avatar: The Way of Water in a recent interview with The View. In fact, the actor recalls only having heard about it from a random person, and since she hadn’t heard any updates on the movie’s progress, she figured it was released four years ago and flopped. Check out Falco’s full comment below:
“I saw the first [Avatar] one when it was out. The second Avatar I shot four years ago. I’ve been busy and doing stuff. Somebody mentioned Avatar and I thought, “Oh, I guess it came out and it didn’t do very well, because I didn’t hear anything about it.” It happens!”
The actor even joked about not liking her role very much since she initially wanted to be an Avatar — 'blue and very tall,' as she described.
“Someone recently said, “Avatar is coming out,” and I said, “Oh, it hasn’t come out yet?” I will never work again because I said that… I wanted to be blue! I was excited I’d be blue and very tall. I didn’t get either of those things. But I did get that exoskeleton and that was pretty cool!”
Edie Falco plays General Ardmore who is a U.S. military general on a mission to extract something more than unobtanium from Pandora, as Falco herself said. The actor describes the general as someone who “is absolutely sure they are doing the right thing” for the humans on earth rather than acknowledging how their actions could affect the Na’vi.
Avatar: The Way of Water is out in theaters now.