It's so we online obsessed types feel bad about ourselves, because she "doesn't care about her human body" just her blue avatar.
"She's rude, she swears, she drinks, she smokes," said Cameron, beginning his defence against the anti-smoking critics, reports the New York Times. Weaver's character is not meant to be some role model we can aspire to, but to guard against.
"From a character perspective, we were showing that Grace doesn't care about her human body, only her avatar body, which again is a negative comment about people in our real world living too much in their avatars, meaning online and in video games."
To his credit he doesn't just single out us stereotypical gamers who live in basements, eat only things we can get from a vending machine and fear the sun's rays. Facebook and Twitter are as much to blame for 'avatar obsession' nowadays as MMOs.
Have you watched James Cameron's Avatar, videogamer?