James Cameron Has A 'Secret Film Club' With Steven Spielberg And Guillermo Del Toro

Having friends is pretty great on a variety of levels. They can be your support system, challenge you, inspire you, and generally just be there for you through good times and bad. If you're the creative type, it's often beneficial to have friends serve as a sounding board as you work on your latest project. As a writer who lives with another writer as a roommate, I can assure you that it's pretty awesome to have someone around to bounce jokes or ideas off of when you're trying to improve your work during the editing process.

This probably sounds like a pretty basic part of life, because maintaining friendships is something that most people do every day. However, it can sometimes be extra fun when your favorite celebrities are also real-life besties. Considering that the entertainment industry can be incredibly self-serving and cut-throat, it's even better when you find out that three of the greatest filmmakers alive today are good friends. As was recently discovered, James Cameron, Guillermo del Toro, and Steven Spielberg are BFFs, and that includes giving feedback on each others' films. So I guess we could say del Toro and Spielberg had a small hand in the success of "Avatar: The Way of Water." 

With a little help from my friends

During an interview with CinemaBlend about the long-awaited "Avatar" sequel, stars Jamie Flatters and Bailey Bass (who play Neteyam and Tsireya) revealed that James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, and Guillermo del Toro have a kinship between them. While they're not necessarily hiding their friendship from the general public, especially after what Cameron did for del Toro's family, Flatters says that the trio of acclaimed creators are also in a "secret film club."

Now, before anyone goes off about an underground society of filmmakers sitting around a long table with fancy robes, beer steins, and songs about the ways they control society, the young actor simply means that the three visionaries exchange feedback about their work. When asked what kind of notes Cameron received about the latest trip back to Pandora, he teased:

"I know nothing about that, but I know [Guillermo del Toro], Jim, and Spielberg all have a secret film club. [...] They're friends. They visit the set and they talk about creative ideas and yeah. So as long as those guys are happy with the film, that's amazing ... As long as Jim's happy with it."

Again, with many writers, directors, and actors out there only looking out for themselves and their own careers, it's refreshing to see that some of the best in the game are genuinely nice to each other. But also, it's kinda fun to picture Cameron, Spielberg, and del Toro hanging out in their pajamas with popcorn as they settle for their regular movie night after exchanging notes on their scripts. I'm sure there's fan art of this somewhere on the internet already. And if there isn't, you're welcome for the adorable image.