Actor Kate Winslet spoke about her special training and preparation for James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way Of Water” in which she held her breath underwater for seven minutes and 15 seconds. She has set a new record on a film set, and has also beaten her fellow actor Tom Cruise’s record.

Tom Cruise had previously set the record for six minutes while filming an underwater stunt for his film, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”. The average time a person can hold their breath for is around one or two minutes.

Kate recently appeared on “The Graham Norton Show” ahead of the release of the “Avatar sequel” and shed light on several topics, including her record along with the possibility of season 2 of “Mare of Easttown”.


Kate also shared a video of her training with an instructor and holding her breath underwater for seven minutes and 15 seconds. After doing some breathing exercises, Kate asks, “Am I dead?”

When she learns how long she held her breath, the actor gets all excited.

The actor mentioned that holding her breath for extended time needs both physical and mental conditioning. “It’s something that you have to learn how to do.”