Val Kilmer’s daughter, Mercedes Kilmer, recalls her experience of witnessing her father putting the scene on the “Top Gun: Maverick” set.
The 30-year-old actress attended when 62-year-old Kilmer made the expected cameo appearance on the next Tom Cruise flick as Tom Cruise’s Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s archenemy Tom “Iceman” Kazanski. I remembered that.
by New York postBoth stars appear together in the scene, reuniting the pair Iceman and Maverick Mitchell are facing, each offering a heartwarming performance that marked the pinnacle of the movie franchise.
“I was on the set. I saw it live, and it was extraordinary,” Kilmer’s daughter, Mercedes, 30, told Post. “It makes a lot of sense because my dad is so proud of the movie. This is what he loves.”
Kilmer first played Iceman at the age of 26, and his role in the latest installments sees his character as a commander of the US Navy.
Mercedes lamented that he found it difficult to wrap his head in the fact that his father was once as young as her — and was once his own superstar.
“It was trippy to be with all the friends who made this movie when my dad was my age, and it was very special,” explained the singer and actress. Sources claimed to the post that the scene itself happened intimately in front of close friends and family, and the crew working on the long-awaited movie.
The blockbuster Kilmer cameo appears after the “True Romance” star has endured the fight against laryngeal cancer and his voice is lost.
Kilmer was first diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2017 and eventually underwent an emergency tracheostomy. In this tracheostomy, the doctor made an incision in the trachea to allow the actor to breathe.
With this surgery, the “heat” performer had to eat through a feeding tube, affecting his ability to speak.
Mercedes, whose mother is long-time actress Joanne Whalley Tells Fox News Digital in August 2020 She was proud that her father pushed the diagnosis forward, as the father-daughter pair had the opportunity to participate in the project together in a movie called “Paidart.”
“I’m very proud of him because he’s fine now,” Mercedes said. “Even if he’s not my father, I’m very proud of him. It feels like the entertainment industry is finally changing, and artists with different obstacles and backgrounds are finally in the eye. Now you can see it. It’s a really exciting moment to join. “
Kilmer’s voice reportedly had to be digitally modified to return to “Maverick.”
In his memoir “I’m your Huckleberry”, the performer of “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” is Tom cruise And himself while filming the original “Top Gun” pair.
Kilmer claimed that Cruz was “laser-focused” on filming, and that Kilmer and his companions were “party boys.”
“Every night I came across a nightlife in San Diego,” he wrote. “When I got stuck at an intersection where all four lights turned red, I peeled off, spinning the rubber in a circle, burning it, and showing off. Until I relaxed towards the policeman’s car. He made me: I saw you?'”
Kilmer was an excerpt, the policeman wrote, “I didn’t even care about turning on his light,” and Kilmer knew he had been arrested.
“I asked the drunk passengers to sit straight and talk about everything, with a firm Iceman voice,” Kilmer explained. “I wasn’t drinking, so I could immediately rely on the actor’s instinct.”
At that moment, the “Palo Alto” actor said he was lucky when the crew was sent along the way with just a tap on his wrist.