Sigourney Weaver, 70, does her OWN underwater stunts in behind-the-scenes pic ...

Sigourney Weaver, 70, does her OWN underwater stunts while wearing motion capture dots in behind-the-scenes snaps from Avatar sequels

By Sameer Suri For Dailymail.com

Published: 19:24 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 19:24 BST, 11 September 2020

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Sigourney Weaver could be seen filming underwater scenes in a wetsuit in new behind-the-scenes snaps from the Avatar sequels.

The Yale University graduate was as spry as ever at 70 as she clung onto the back of a man who was operating what looked like a diver propulsion vehicle.

The pictures were uploaded to Instagram by the official account for the Avatar franchise which has resumed filming in New Zealand.

Wow: Sigourney Weaver could be seen filming underwater in a wetsuit in new behind-the-scenes snaps from the Avatar sequels

Wow: Sigourney Weaver could be seen filming underwater in a wetsuit in new behind-the-scenes snaps from the Avatar sequels

In another snapshot she could be seen giving the thumbs up to the camera with her face covered in motion capture dots.

She was emerging from what seemed to be some sort of motion capture ball pit, grinning broadly for the photographer.

'From the set of the Avatar sequels: Sigourney Weaver never shies away from a stunt, not even when it's underwater!' read the caption. 

The original 2009 Avatar featured Sigourney as Dr Grace Augustine, a human who dies but has her memories saved on the 'organic computer' of the planet Pandora.

Fit as a fiddle: In another snapshot she could be seen giving the thumbs up to the camera with her face covered in motion capture dots

Fit as a fiddle: In another snapshot she could be seen giving the thumbs up to the camera with her face covered in motion capture dots

Back in 2014, when three Avatar sequels had already been announced, Sigourney hinted at how she would be brought back.

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