Szilvia Gőgh, Hungarian diving instructor and stunt performer took part in the making of Avatar: The Way of Water, and she shared some interesting details to Fókusz last year.
Gőgh has been living in the United States for 22 years now, where she fell in love with scuba diving as a teenager. In the past decades, she assisted many actors on underwater scenes, but the greatest experience of her life was the new Avatar, she admitted. She wanted to work with James Cameron for a long time, and on The Way of Water, she was in daily contact with him during a huge part of the shooting. In her interview with Fókusz, Szilvia said that she was pleasantly disappointed with Cameron, who she felt was the best person to tell her what he wanted to see.
“He tells you specifically, down to the centimeters, what he wants to see and where”.
The sequel to “Avatar” has been made for over several years in a pool almost 8 meters deep, in Manhattan Beach. According to Gőgh, the conditions were very special, as the pool was full of windows, but the scenes were not only filmed from the outside, but also from the inside. They were also able to make whirlpools and surfable waves in the pool.
When she was asked about her favorite crew member to work with, Szilvia told Fókusz:
“Sigourney Weaver was my favorite, I have to specify that. Working with her was a dream come true. As much as she’s a star, she’s far from a prima-donna. She takes everything so seriously, she’s always where she needs to be on time. She is always in awe of what we ask or tell her. She always wants to do everything to the best of her ability and she’s so skilled, she’s such a good actress.”
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