Edie Falco filmed her Avatar 2 scenes so long ago that she thought the movie already came out and flopped

James Cameron and Edie Falco filming Avatar: The Way of Water
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Edie Falco has admitted she forgot all about Avatar: The Way of Water after filming her scenes four years ago. After not hearing anything about the sequel's reception, she told the US talk show The View that she thought maybe it had flopped.

"I saw the first one when it was out," she explained. "The second Avatar I shot four years ago. I’ve been busy and doing stuff. Somebody mentioned Avatar and I thought, 'Oh, I guess it came out and it didn’t do very well because I didn’t hear anything about it.' It happens. Someone recently said, 'Avatar is coming out,' and I said, 'Oh, it hasn’t come out yet?' I will never work again because I said that…"

Falco plays General Frances Ardmore, who is the military commander in charge of Pandora in the sequel. However, The Sopranos star admitted she was disappointed her character was not one of the Na'vi, nor an Avatar. "I wanted to be blue," she added. "I was excited I’d be blue and very tall. I didn’t get either of those things."

The movie received mixed reviews from critics but has been proving popular with audiences. Per Deadline, the sequel grossed $441.6 million in its first three days worldwide, which was only slightly below predictions

Falco will be returning for Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels after the director shot the second and third movies back-to-back. The as-yet-untitled third movie will be out in theaters on December 20, 2024.

For the latest on that, as well as other upcoming movies, check out our guide to 2023 movie release dates. If you want to know more about Avatar 2, we've compiled an Avatar: The Way of Water ending explained, a guide to Amrita, and our best estimate at Avatar 2's Disney Plus streaming date.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.