Pool Noodles! That is humorous. Clearly you starred alongside Kate Winslet on this movie – did you’ve gotten any recommendation out of your older, extra skilled colleagues on tips on how to navigate your performing profession going ahead? Since you are nonetheless so younger at 19, and I’m certain you’ve gotten a protracted profession forward of you.
Zoe Saldana shared with me the facility of ‘no’. Being a girl on this business may be very completely different from a person’s expertise, and our ‘no’ is typically not taken severely. So to get that recommendation and assist from Zoe, who has achieved a lot in her profession and who has carried out a lot for girls and girls of coloration, is wonderful. And actually Kate, Zoe, Sam [Worthington]Sigourney [Weaver], they have been all killing. And in these moments between scenes, it did not really feel like we simply regarded as much as them – we have been all equals.
Have you ever ever been starstruck?
I actually had my moments! I screamed once I noticed Zoe on set as a result of I did not know she was going to be there, after which I noticed her stroll in and I screamed and hid as a result of I simply could not take it. Then I noticed her later and he or she gave me the largest hug. Identical with Kate – I used to be speechless, and he or she simply gave me a hug and mentioned she was so excited to be on set. They only are available in with such professionalism and such pleasure to create that it calms everybody’s nerves as a result of we all know we’re equals right here. We simply make artwork.
Did you’ve gotten social occasions with solid and crew whilst you have been filming? What have been the highlights?
Actually, I often simply went to mattress after filming. However I bear in mind laser tag – we went to Hurrcane Harbor Six Flags in Los Angeles [a theme park venue] a variety of occasions, which was nice. And we went on rollercoaster rides there. Additionally, among the best bonding experiences was after we all went over, we did a photograph shoot at Pandora at Disney World [an Avatar-themed area in Disney World, Florida] and we have been to observe the dawn there collectively, after which spend the day using the Flight of Passage [a 3D flying simulator attraction within Disney World’s Pandora].
Lastly, household is a theme that’s central to the Avatar franchise. You talked about your loved ones earlier, would you say you’ve gotten sturdy household values too?
Oh, 100%. My mom goes in all places with me. She is my primary assist system. I actually would not be right here if it wasn’t for her, as a result of she put me within the modeling world at my second, which began my profession. I am from Brooklyn, New York, however I am additionally Belarusian by means of my grandparents and we have now a brutally trustworthy tradition. They conceal nothing – they are going to at all times inform me the reality, and that pushes me to be higher, stronger and prepared for something. It is a massive a part of who I’m at present. My household means every little thing to me. That is my first press tour and I am unable to wait to have them subsequent to me for all my premieres and simply see their smiles as a result of I would not be right here with out their assist.
Avatar 2: The Form of Water opens in UK cinemas on December 16.