Avatar: The Way of Water Original Cast – Here’s how they look in real life!

After a long wait of over 13 years the sequel of James Cameron’s magnum opus ‘Avatar’ has finally hit the theaters in 2022. The original movie, which was released in 2009, was groundbreaking in every aspect. The world had not seen anything like Avatar till then and it was a sensational achievement in the field of motion pictures. The sequel, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ defies odds in a similar fashion and no wonder it has breaking records – both financially and award-wise. 

For almost the entirety of the 3-hours runtime of the movie, there are no human actors on the screen. Apart from 4-5 exceptions, all the actors appear in their Na’vi forms in the movie. Thus, the viewers are obviously curious about how the Na’vi characters look in their real lives. And that is exactly what we are going to reveal in today’s article. 

So here are the top 13 most important cast members of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and how they look in real lives. 

1. Zoe Saldana as Ney’tiri 

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Just like in Avatar, Zoe Saldana plays the role of Omaticayan soldier Ney’tiri in the sequel. She is the wife of Jake Sully and together, they will fight the war of survival of their race against the humans. Since Avatar (2009), Zoe Saldana has also been pretty famous for role in the Marvel Universe as Gamora (a former member of the Guardians of the Galaxy). 

2. Sam Worthington as Jake Sully 

Sam Worthington

As you would remember, Jake Sully had had transplanted his consciousness into his Na’vi avatar permanently at the end of the last movie and he is now the leader of the Omaticayan tribe of Pandora. Apart from Avatar, Sam Worthington is also famous for his roles in Terminator Salvation and Clash of the Titans. 

3. Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch

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At the end of Avatar (2009), the main antagonist Colonel Miles Quaritch had died. However, he is back in this movie – not as a human anymore but in his Na’vi form. To know how he came back from death (quite literally), you will have to watch the movie. Stephen Lang is also famous for his roles in Conan the Barbarian, Old Man and The Girl on the Train. 

4. Sigourney Weaver as Kiri

Sigourney Weaver

In Avatar (2009), we saw Sigourney Weaver as a scientist in her human form. She has been recast in the sequel, however, as a new character named Kiri who is a teenage kid and the adopted daughter of Ney’tiri. Sigourney Weaver is also famous for her roles in the Aliens series and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. 

5. Kate Winslet as Ronal 

Kate Winslet

Titanic’s Rose fame Kate Winslet has been added to the Avatar franchise. She has been cast as Ronal – a free diver of the water tribe and the pregnant wife of tribe leader Tonowari. 

6. Cliff Curtis as Tonowari 

Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis plays the role of Tonowari who is the leader of the Metkayina tribe or the water tribe of Pandora. He is basically the Jake Sully of his people. Cliff Curtis is a New Zealand based actor who has previously worked in movies like Collateral Damage, the Meg and Risen. 

7. Jamie Flatters as Neteyam 


The gorgeous Jamie Flatters has been cast as Jake Sully and Ney’tiri’s oldest son Neteyam in ‘Avatar: The Way of Waters’. We have seen him before in the Netflix series The school for good and evil and Close to Me. 

8. Britain Dalton as Lo’ak

Britain Dalton

Britain Dalton has been cast as the hot headed and short tempered second son of Ney’tiri and Jake Sully. He often falls into trouble for not following his father’s commands. We have previously seen this actor in Dark Harvest and Grill Dog. 

9. Trinity Jo-Li Bliss as Tuk


Tuk is the youngest daughter of Ney’tiri and Jake Sully. We have previously seen her in Best Foot Forward and The Garcias. 

10. Bailey Bass as Tsireya

Bailey Bass

Tsireya is the young daughter of Ronal and a love interest for Jake Sully’s second son Lo’ak. She is an important character in the movie. We have seen Bailey Bass previously in Interview with the vampire and A Gift of Murder. 

11. Filip Geljo as Aonung

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Filip Geljo plays the role of Aonung who is the son of Ronal and Tonowari. He is also a free diver. Filip Gejlo has previously worked in The Odd Squad. 

12. Duane Evans Jr. as Rotxo

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Rotxo is the best friend of Aonung and he is a young male hunter. Duane Evans Jr. has previously worked in Ebony Society and I’m going to Mum’s. 

13. CCH Pounder as Mo’at

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Mo’at was seen in Avatar (2009) as a spiritual leader and Ney’tiri’s mother. She returns in this movie for a very short role as a counselor for Jake Sully and his family while they take refuge with the water tribe. We have seen CCH Pounder previously in The Orphan, Robocop 3 and End of Days. 

Also Read:- Avatar: The Way of Water Review – Better than Avatar?

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