According to the movie’s star, director James Cameron lost bets due to leading lady Zoe Saldana’s archery abilities.
Cameron apparently had little trust in Saldana’s ability to strike targets with her bow and lost money on his wagers
Saldana and Sam Worthington, her co-star in Avatar: The Way of Water, revealed to People that Saldana initially had doubts about her ability to hit some of the targets
The filmmaker started adjusting his approach as Saldana started taking better shots and Cameron started losing wagers of up to $100. Here is the story of Worthington and Saldana:
Neytiri gets less on-screen time to battle than she had in the first Avatar movie since she, Jake Sully, and the Sully kids spend the second third of Avatar: The Way of Water
Saldana’s training nonetheless became apparent in the archery portions. Jake Sully tells the story of what transpired between Avatar and its sequel in the opening scene of Avatar:
The Way of Water. One of the pictures shows Neytiri from Saldana shooting a bow and arrow when she is expecting.
This image, which appeared in the movie’s trailer, shows how skillfully and powerfully Saldana uses a bow and arrow while performing the part.
She fits in as seamlessly as her swimming strokes, handling these weapons with the pride of a Na’vi warrior.