Filming Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ reunion was “an emotional day on set”.
The pair beforehand labored collectively on the 1986 authentic and bringing their characters – Tom’s Maverick and Val’s Iceman – again collectively for the sequel, was an enormous second for director Joseph Kosinski.
Speaking on The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Behind the Screen’ podcast, Kosinski stated: “To see how much respect they had for each other as actors, and to see a friendship that has evolved over 36 years – it really mirrored what you see on screen in the scene. They are just two actors at the top of their game doing this really beautiful scene for the film that’s so important. It was a very emotional day on set.”
Val has beforehand opened up in regards to the injury to his voice after a tracheostomy in 2014 throughout his throat most cancers battle and Kosinski revealed how they overcame these points.
He stated: “Val and Tom performed the scene, and then we enhanced Val’s voice by blending it with another one, mostly for clarity, more than anything else.”
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And, after beforehand working with Cruise on 2013’s ‘Oblivion’, Kosinski jumped on the likelihood to collaborate with him once more.
He stated: “He’s not just an actor in your film. Obviously he’s a producer on this, but it’s really a partnership. He’s involved with every aspect of the filmmaking and that collaboration is what he really feeds off of and enjoys. … He’s just got this energy that is infectious.”