Kate Winslet Is Blue And Ready For Battle In First Look At Her ‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’ Character

Kate Winslet has played her share of dark, depressing characters, but never has she been quite this blue. Whomp whomp. Empire Magazine has debuted our first look at Winslet in James Cameron’s sequel Avatar: The Way of Water. And she looks fierce and definitely blue as Na’vi leader, Ronal.

Ronal is co-leader of the  Metkayina tribe. In the cover image we see her, teeth bared and flying into battle. In a second photo we see Ronal standing alongside Cliff Curtis’ Tonowari.


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Here’s how Winslet describes Ronal…

“She is deeply loyal and a fearless leader. She is strong. A warrior. Even in the face of grave danger, and with an unborn baby on board, she still joins her people and fights for what she holds most dear. Her family and their home.”

Winslet was also sure to compare Ronal to a pair of iconic female badasses from James Cameron’s past: Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor, and Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. Pretty high bar to set, but there’s a reason Cameron cast his Titanic actress for this role. Obviously, he feels she can meet the high expectations.

Avatar: The Way of Water opens December 16th.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.