Tom Cruise is known to do the impossible and he has registered several new records for himself, including the one he set in 2015 while filming 'Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation' by holding his breath for six minutes underwater. Interestingly, Kate Winslet has crushed the record as she held her breath underwater for seven minutes and 47 seconds while filming the James Cameron blockbuster ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’.
So far, Cruise is yet to contact her for setting the new record, but she hasn’t stopped joking about “Poor Tom”.
The recent development comes after Winslet intensively trained in free-diving in the month's preceding production to learn how to hold her breath underwater for the film’s various sequences as underwater seafaring Na’vi, Ronal. Notably, her husband, Edward Abel smith, practised alongside her to show his support, reported Meaww.
A USA Today report quoted Winslet poking fun as she quipped, “Poor Tom”, adding "I mean, I don't know Tom at all – I've never met him in my life – but I'm sure he's getting very fed up with hearing this story of how I broke his record. I loved it, though. ... I was amazed how good I was at it and how I just kept getting better."
She also credited her husband for helping her practice. "Ned is an extremely fit, healthy person and is capable of a great many things," Winslet said. "He trained with me so that if I needed to practice without our instructor there we were safe because you really can't do it by yourself. It's the same as scuba diving: You have to have a buddy. It's a sport, it's a skill, and your body adjusts to be able to do that thing. So having Ned there was very important."
In a previous interview with Total Film, Winslet revealed that she recorded a video of herself emerging out of the water. She shared, "I have the video of me surfacing saying, 'Am I dead, have I died?' And then going, 'What was [my time]?'", adding, "Straight away I wanted to know my time. And I couldn't believe it. The next thing I say is, 'We need to the radio set.' I wanted [director James Cameron] to know right away."
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