When you release a humongous blockbuster hit movie like avatar, Hollywood’s finest comes out to happily join the franchise. But if you wait 14 years to release the second film, you run the risk of an actor or two totally losing track of when that movie was supposed to be released, and you may have a mishap on your hands.
Four-time Emmy-winning actress Edie Falcon (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie) has a role in the recently released sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water. She plays General Frances Ardmore, who is the military commander in charge of Pandora in the sequel. But she filmed her scenes so many years ago, and she recently realized that it hadn’t actually been released over the last few years like she had thought. She explained in a recent interview on the view:
“I saw the first one when it was out. 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 went on to admit that she was disappointed her character was not one of the Na’vi, nor an Avatar.
“I wanted to be blue. I was excited I’d be blue and very tall. I didn’t get either of those things.”
Edie Falco is pretty funny. Too bad she didn’t get to be tall and blue, but I’m glad she’s in the movie, as she’s good in everything she does. Avatar: The Way of Water is in theaters now.