Earlier today I wrote about how the waterfall toad breaks its falls just like the characters in Avatar do — or more accurately, the characters in the movie break their fall like the toad. Tonight, you can hear more about the connection between the natural world and Avatar from James Cameron himself!

On Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s Studio, Cameron will discuss how environmental issues impacted Avatar. In a clip from the show below, Cameron talks about how he wrote a play called Extinction Syndrome for his high school theater arts program. “It was about our human proclivity to destroy ourselves and the world around us,” James says — and adds that the same concerns were on his mind when he wrote Avatar in 2005.

To hear more from Cameron, watch Inside the Actor’s Studio on Bravo tonight at 7 p.m.

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