Tom Cruise Cried During Val Kilmer ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Cameo

Flying with a full coronary heart! Tom Cruise was overcome with emotion whereas reuniting with Val Kilmer for the icon’s Prime Gun: Maverick cameo.

Throughout an look on Jimmy Kimmel Reside! earlier this month, Cruise, 60, opened up about attending to work with Kilmer, 63, on the extremely anticipated sequel to the 1986 movie. “I simply need to say that was fairly emotional,” the New York native advised host Jimmy Kimmel after watching a clip from the 2022 film.

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer
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Cruise continued: “I’ve identified Val for many years, and for him to come back again and play that character … he’s such a strong actor that he immediately grew to become that character once more. You’re simply Iceman.”

When Kimmel, 55, requested whether or not Cruise shed any actual tears in the course of the heartfelt scene, the Golden Globe winner confessed, “I used to be crying. … I obtained emotional. He’s such an excellent actor, I really like his work.”

Cruise and Kilmer play Pete “Maverick” Mitchell and Admiral Tom “Iceman” Kazansky, respectively, within the Prime Gun sequel, reprising their characters from the unique film. Mitchell turns to Kazansky for recommendation about deal with a secret — and dangerous — mission.

Prime Gun: Maverick grew to become a smash hit when it debuted in theaters final spring — nevertheless it wasn’t solely successful with followers. The motion drama earned a nomination for Finest Image on the 2023 Academy Awards, together with nods for Finest Tailored Screenplay, Finest Unique Music, Finest Sound, Finest Movie Enhancing and Finest Visible Results.

Tom Cruise Cried While Reuniting With Val Kilmer for 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise in ‘Prime Gun’

The sequel — which additionally stars Miles Teller, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis and Jennifer Connelly — was greater than 30 years within the making. In the case of a 3rd movie within the franchise, nevertheless, Cruise will get the ultimate say.

“That will be nice, however that’s all as much as TC,” Teller, 36, advised Leisure Tonight in July 2022. “It’s all as much as Tom. I’ve been having some conversations with him about it. We’ll see.”

The Footloose actor went on to reward Cruise for bringing again Prime Gun to be loved by a brand new era. “For him to share Prime Gun with me and a variety of these different younger actors, it’s simply been such a wild trip, and it’s nonetheless going,” he gushed. “That’s undoubtedly what my crew has been saying for these future negotiations.”

That very same month, Kilmer helped his longtime pal ring in his milestone sixtieth birthday with a celebratory social media add. “Pleased Birthday Mav @TomCruise from Ice!” the True Romance actor, who went public together with his throat most cancers analysis in 2017, tweeted on the time.

Powell, 34, joined in on the festivities with a message of his personal. “That is 60,” the Set It Up actor tweeted. “TC, there may be simply nobody such as you. Maintain hangin’ in there. Pleased Birthday! @TomCruise.”