‘Avatar 2’ star Edie Falco thought movie had already been released and didn’t do well

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 30: Actress Edie Falco attends the opening night party for "Medea" at the BAM Harvey Theater on January 30, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for BAM)

Edie Falco had no idea when “Avatar 2” would be released.

Falco was a new addition to the cast of “Avatar: The Way of Water.” She plays General Frances Ardmore, a military commander tasked with making Pandora hospitable to humans because Earth is dying.

Falco admitted on ABC’s “The View” that she thought the film was released a long time ago because she filmed it over four years ago. She also assumed it flopped at the box office because she hadn’t heard much about it.

Falco said:

“I saw the first one when it was out. The second ‘Avatar’ I shot four years ago. And then I’ve been busy, I’m doing stuff, and then 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.'”

The four-time Emmy winner shared, adding that she hasn’t watched the “Avatar” sequel yet:

“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.”

Her character is one of the film’s few human characters. Falco described Ardmore as a “villain” when asked to describe her.

She explained:

“I would describe her as a villain from where I stand right now. I don’t think that’s what she thought when she was going there. What she thought was doing good for you, you know, the Earth, but it certainly was not doing good for Pandora.”

Falco also admitted that she was dissatisfied with her role because she wished to be among the Na’vi, the blue people who live on Pandora.

She said:

“I wanted to be blue! I was excited I’d be blue and very tall. I didn’t get either of those things.”

Kate Winslet, in addition to Falco, has joined the sequel. Last year, while discussing the film, producer Jon Landau revealed that one of his favorite memories from the “Avatar 2” set involved the “Titanic” actress.

Landau told Entertainment Weekly:

“One of my favorite memories was we had this circular tank, maybe 40 feet wide, with a big glass portal in it. I walked by one day and I see Kate Winslet walking on the bottom of the tank. She’s walking towards me and sees me in the window, and she just waves, gets to the end of the wall, turns around, and walks all the way back.”

“Avatar 2” grossed $134 million in domestic ticket sales on its first day, Friday, and another $301 million in international ticket sales.

The sequel to the 2009 blockbuster film has already grossed $435 million and is on track to surpass $500 million in global ticket sales.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” is now playing in theaters across the country.