The highly-anticipated sequel Top Gun: Maverick was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for best motion picture of the year. 62-year-old Val Kilmer praised the entire cast after reprising his role as Iceman in the movie, even while dealing with some health difficulties.
Not only was the movie celebrated this year, but Val was as well. He was recently named one of EW’s 2022 Entertainers of the Year. He took the time to praise the cast. He shared, “Making that first film, we were all so young, but even then there was a special bond between us all.”
Val Kilmer praises the cast of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’
Val continued, “After shooting, we would laugh and dance the night away. Coming back to work with Tom more than 30 years later, it was like no time had passed at all. He’s the consummate professional, and his zest and energy for filmmaking are infectious. Being next to him instantly makes you better. That said, we blew a lot of takes laughing so much. It was really fun – really special.”
He concluded, “And when the movie was released this summer, the response was just amazing! I was particularly thrilled and humbled by the audience’s reaction to my scene with Tom. But, to be honest, with Tom, [director] Joseph Kosinski, and [executive producer] Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm, there was no doubt the film would be a smash. It was such an immense honor to work with all of them. On top of that, the addition of the new ensemble cast was perfect. It made for a very engaging story to have the young guns led by the veterans… pun intended.”
Top Gun: Maverick was the top-grossing film of 2022 and became Tom Cruise’s top-grossing film of all time. It truly was a great tribute to the original film that is beloved by so many people.
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