Ryan Coogler had to learn a new skill to direct his latest masterpiece Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The 36-year-old filmmaker, who sat down for an interview with Variety, said he had to learn how to swim when they were shooting the Black Panther sequel.

“If the camera is in the water, actors are in the water, I’ve got to be in there too,” Coogler told Variety. “I had to figure out how to swim, so I could direct this movie.”