It has been revealed that Sigourney Weaver will play Kiri, the adopted teenage daughter of Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’. The first images of the character were revealed by Empire Magazine.
The surprise is that ever since Weaver was announced as part of the sequel’s cast, ‘Avatar’ fans have wondered how she would return in the production, with her character, Dr. Grace Augustine, died in the first movie. Here’s the answer.
I think we all pretty much remember what we were feeling as adolescents,” she tells Empire. “I certainly do. I was 5’ 10” or 5’ 11” when I was 11. I felt strongly that Kiri would feel awkward a lot of the time. She’s searching for who she is. I was thrilled to be given that challenge by Jim.”
Director James Cameron spoke about the challenge. “As an acting challenge, it’s big,” he says. “We’re gonna have a 60-something actor playing a character [decades younger than] her actual biological age. Sig thought it was all kinds of fun”. And praised Sigourney. “She looked younger, she had more energy, and she never quite stepped out of Kiri for our whole capture period. She had a glow on her face and lightness in her step and a fun spirit”.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” is scheduled for release on December 16th. Check out the images revealed by Empire Magazine:
🚨 WORLD-EXCLUSIVE ALERT 🚨
Meet Sigourney Weaver’s brand new character in #Avatar: The Way Of Water – Jake and Neytiri’s teenage Na’vi daughter, Kiri.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 1, 2022