It seems Sigourney Weaver’s list of talents is never-ending.
The actress made her first ever appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, and revealed her impressive personal record for holding her breath.
The 68-year-old actress talked about her experiences on the sets of Gorillas in the Mist and the upcoming Avatar films, including Freediving Watch for the James Cameron epic.
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Welcome to the show: Sigourney Weaver made her first ever appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday
A round of applause: The 68-year-old chatted with Ellen about Gorillas and Avatar
After confirming that Sigourney had only ‘done some snorkeling’ in the past, Freediving Mask Ellen asked her, ‘How long can you hold her breath now?’
The Alien star humbly explained, ‘My record and my husbands record are 6 minutes.’
Adding, ‘but Kate Winslet was just doing a scene with us and I think she was over seven minutes.’
Don’t hold your breath: Sigourney revealed she can hold her breath for six minutes
Suit up: They talked about Sigourney’s work with James Cameron
That’s a long time: The Alien star revealed Kate Winslet can hold her breath for over seven minutes
Ellen also asked Sigourney about her 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist, where the actress portrayed primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey.
‘Being with the gorillas was the most exciting, transcending experience I’ve ever had,’ said Sigourney.
‘You’re sort of with you cousins, you’re with your family only they’re just that much more wonderful.’
The Avatar star then congratulated Ellen and her spouse Portia de Rossi on their newly launched foundation, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund.
Gorillas: The host asked Sigourney about her work on the 1988 film Gorillas in the Mist
Two of a kind: The Avatar star then congratulated Ellen and her spouse Portia de Rossi on their newly launched foundation, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund
Wildlife: The two discussed what it is like being around gorillas
One with nature: ‘Being with the gorillas was the most exciting, transcending experience I’ve ever had,’ the actress told Ellen.
Sigourney revealed that she thinks working with gorillas ‘is the greatest job in the world,’ and described her first time touching a gorilla as ‘absolutely incredible.’
The Eyewitness star also told Ellen about the time she was charged by a silverback gorilla.
‘All I could hear was my heart beating and the blood rushing through my veins,’ she told the host about the experience.
It did not negatively affect the actress, however, as she explained that, to her, gorillas ‘smell so good.’
The more you know: They both found out that record for breath holding during a free dive is 22 minutes