As "Top Gun: Maverick" soared past $1 cardinal astatine nan worldwide container office, Tom Cruise revealed emotions were besides flying precocious pinch his co-star Val Kilmer.
After much than 3 decades, Cruise and Kilmer emotionally reunited on-screen successful nan long-awaited sequel. The Hollywood costars skyrocketed to fame aft nan 1986 "Top Gun" movie.
"I conscionable want to opportunity that was beautiful emotional, I’ve known Val for decades," Cruise said during an quality connected "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
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"For him to travel backmost and play that character…he’s specified a powerful actor, that he instantly became that characteristic again…you’re looking astatine Iceman."
Tom Cruise arsenic Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. In background, Val Kilmer arsenic Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazansky. Initial theatrical merchandise May 16, 1986. (Getty Images)
When asked if he cried while filming nan aggravated scene, Cruise admitted he was successful tears.
"I was crying, I sewage emotional," he confessed.
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"He’s specified a superb actor, and I emotion his work."
American actors Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise connected nan group of "Top Gun." (Getty Images)
Cruise added that since nan coronavirus pandemic shook nan world, he’s ecstatic erstwhile he reunites pinch his colleagues.
"[With] COVID… I haven’t been capable to spot my friends for many, galore years."
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The 60-year-old character said he whitethorn still beryllium doing his ain stunts erstwhile he’s 80 aliases 100 years old.
Tom Cruise revealed emotions were flying precocious pinch his co-star Val Kilmer erstwhile they reunited. (Monica Schipper/WireImage)
"I’m readying connected it… I’ve been doing it my full life arsenic a kid. I was ever moving connected stories and penning skits moreover erstwhile I was a small kid," he told nan media outlet.
"Top Gun: Maverick" has go nan highest-grossing movie of Cruise’s career. Within nan 5 weeks since its May 27, 2022, release, nan movie grossed much than $520 cardinal domestically and complete $486 cardinal internationally.
Tom Cruise's sequel movie "Top Gun: Maverick" was nominated for Best Motion Picture astatine nan Golden Globes. (Skydance Media/Paramount Pictures)
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Val Kilmer was diagnosed pinch pharynx crab successful 2015. (Getty Images)
While Kilmer reprised his domiciled arsenic Iceman successful nan action-packed film, he suffered from wellness issues amid his large on-screen return.
Kilmer was diagnosed pinch pharynx crab successful 2015. Although he was capable to play his domiciled arsenic Iceman alongside Cruise, nan character knowledgeable trouble owed to harm from a tracheostomy.
"I can't speak without plugging this spread [in his throat]. You person to make nan prime to respire aliases to eat," he explained to People Magazine successful 2021. "It's an obstacle that is very coming pinch whoever sees me."
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In December, Kilmer was forced to backmost retired of reprising his domiciled for "Willow" owed to his wellness issues.
The reboot was released successful November 2022 connected Disney+.
Stephanie Giang-Paunon is an Entertainment Writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips tin beryllium sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and connected Twitter: @SGiangPaunon.