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Was Val Kilmer’s Daughter in Top Gun Maverick?

By Mar 25, 2024
was val kilmer's daughter in top gun maverick

Yes, Val Kilmer’s daughter, Mercedes Kilmer, appeared in “Top Gun Maverick.” She played a small role in the movie.

Talking to the  New York Post , she said “I was on set, I saw it live and it was extraordinary,” 

This means that she was present throughout the filming of the movie but her role was not a major one.

About the “Top Gun: Maverick”

Val Kilmer’s appearance in “Top Gun: Maverick” was a touching moment for the actor, who played ‘Iceman’ in the original film 36 years ago.

Despite battling throat cancer recently, the 64-year-old actor made a brief return as Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky in the sequel, reuniting with his old rival Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise.

Kilmer’s daughter Mercedes, who was present on set, said her father’s emotions in the scene were genuine and didn’t require much acting.

She mentioned that the experience was special for her father, who is proud of the film and loves acting. Kilmer was only 26 years old when he appeared in the original film, making his return even more remarkable.

Mercedes also shared that it was surreal for her father to be on set with his friends who made the movie when they were her age. Kilmer’s health struggles, including his battle with throat cancer, were shown in his Amazon Prime documentary, “Val.”

The documentary revealed that he had an emergency tracheotomy, which involved an incision into his windpipe to help him breathe and required him to eat through a feeding tube. Due to the treatment, his voice is impaired but he is still optimistic and living a happy life.

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