While filming an underwater scene for ‘Avatar 2,’ we are hearing that Kate Winslet held her breath for over seven minutes. That beats Tom Cruise! His record was 6 while he was filming a scene for a Mission Impossible flick. Kate says “It was brilliant and I was very proud of myself and I’ll probably never be able to do it again. That came at the end of four weeks’ worth of quite intense training and it was in the dive tank, it was in the training tank. But I loved it.”
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Wanted to share this photo of Kate Winslet after reading her interview in The Hollywood Reporter: “I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible. My longest breath hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff.” She stops herself, afraid that she’s given away too much on the top-secret project. “Oh no, actually, I can’t. Yeah, I play a water person. I am a water person,” is all she will offer, instead shifting to praise of Cameron.”
But that’s just for holding your breath while filming an underwater movie scene. The actual breath-holding world record is over 24 minutes.