Tom Cruise stated that his reunion with Val Kilmer in Top Gun: Maverick was emotional.
When Cruise, 60, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last Friday, the presenter asked Cruise about his sentiments about working with Kilmer, 63, again.
That was incredibly emotional, and I just wanted to say that Cruise stated. Val is such a fantastic actor that he soon became that part again, claimed a long-time friend. For him to return and play that character.
You’re simply staring at Iceman, he remarked, alluding to Kilmer’s role as Admiral Tom Iceman Kazansky in Top Gun: Maverick, who is consulted by Pete Maverick Mitchell (Cruise) for advice on how to carry out the film’s top-secret, high-risk operation.
I couldn’t help but cry. I began to cry Kimmel asked Cruise if he sobbed while filming the scene, and Cruise allegedly did. I adore his work; he’s an incredible performer.
Kilmer helped Cruise celebrate his 60th birthday last July by tweeting a heartfelt birthday greeting to his co-star.
Kilmer, 63, answered, Happy Birthday Mav @TomCruise from Ice! in reference to their well-known characters’ call signs.
In May of last year, Cruise told PEOPLE that reuniting with Kilmer for the sequel would be amazing.
I’ve always liked his work and talent, he remarked at the time. We just start giggling when we get together. It was a historic moment to have him back. It had a significant impact on me.
Being Iceman once more for Kilmer was like being reunited with a long-lost comrade, he remarked. Even after more than 30 years, he told PEOPLE, The personalities never really leave. They survive in subzero temperatures. Please forgive the pun.
Top Gun: Maverick has been a box office success since its release in May of last year, grossing about $1.5 billion worldwide. In a video from the Oscar nominees luncheon on February 15, Steven Spielberg is heard telling Tom Cruise that the film saved Hollywood’s ass.
The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit picture, he argued, might have resurrected theatrical distribution as a whole.
Spielberg tells Cruise in the tape, which was initially released on Instagram by documentarian Kartiki Gonsalves, Truly, Top Gun: Maverick might have salvaged the entire cinema sector.