The actor tells The Hollywood Reporter that his "Top Gun" comic star made him laugh "like a high school" while he shot the blockbuster sequel in 2020: "He's so funny, I hope he has saved the world enough to last a decade and re-establish itself as a great comedian as he has in it. "
What the world needs now is love ̵
The duo's new songs were celebrated last week with a grand opening party featuring guests like comedians Tom Green and Jeff Ross, as well as musicians Pete Molinari and Thomas Augusto. At the soiree, Arens explained that he and Kilmer had clicked immediately after meeting a friend a few weeks ago. (The actor had admired Arens & # 39; s breathtaking makeover of the famous Sunset Strip club The Roxy with a vivid mural, the idea of Perry to promote the new band by Arens, Jynx, which debuted in October.)  Kilmer, who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer in recent years and could not attend the opening ceremony, emailed The Hollywood Reporter this week about his collaboration with Arens: "I was a fan Like everyone, he sees his ways as freewheelin and Kii proposed collaboration two days after our meeting, "he wrote.
The result? Arens' painted hearts (created using a spin-art machine) or the word "Love" have been laser cut over 12 by 12-inch paintings by Kilmer on steel, with iconic figures depicting the actor In the past (including Jim Morrison) has portrayed Doc Holliday of Tombstone and Iceman of Top Gun) which range between $ 120 and $ 220, while the limited-edition screen prints range from 80 to 125 Cost US dollars.
Arens' latest works, including a Fyre Festival-inspired giclée print of an unwrapped cheese slice ($ 300), kaleidoscopic portraits of New York congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ($ 425), or card variations ($ 5). Dollars, $ 2 for $ 8) and '80s, and & # 39; 90s vinyl hearts with spun hearts ($ 200 to $ 300).
Instead of hosting the show at his own La-La Land Gallery, Arens decided to support the efforts of Perry and Brown after hearing about We Are Hear. "My whole life was art and music," says Arens THR. (In addition to creating retro concert posters and album art for Radiohead, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Chance the Rapper, Stevie Wonder and Dolly Parton, Arens also performs music videos and is busy with his band.)
Next for the Creative duo is a wall community at Kilmer's HelMel Studio & Gallery on Melrose Avenue, where Kilmer writes, "The goal of the bookend for the Paul Smith Wall will be three miles away."
In the World of Films is Kilmer's repeat of his role as Tom "Iceman" Kazansky in Joseph Kokinski's Top Gun: Maverick episode to be released on June 26, 2020, as well as Tom Cruise, Jennifer Conelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Miles Teller
"A great movie is promised," the actor wrote THR. "This time I had to laugh with Tom like a high school. He is so funny. I hope he has saved the world enough to last a decade and re-establish himself as a great comedian, as he has in him. And [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer is just like 30 years ago when I met him. So modest and attentive, focused and excited just to be on set. "
Still in the works is Kilmer's Passion Project, Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy, a script written by Kilmer about the relationship between the literary legend and the founder of Christian Science. "Both characters were geniuses and both have such different and valuable voices. I now know who I want to play Mrs. Eddy, "wrote Kilmer, who will start shooting next year as soon as the unknown actress accepts the role.
The film is one of a handful of Kilmer's efforts inspired by Twain were one-man play, Citizen Twain, the actor wrote, directed, acted and hovered since 2010, Kilmer says he received a standing ovation at a recent national show tour. "Twain and Eddy are mine So important in the opinion of the nation and the progress of the world, that this affirmation of its value does not have so much to do with me as an example of this "mirror of nature." [that] Shakespeare reminds us of the healing power of acting "Drama saves lives."
Kilmer also founded the non-profit foundation TwainMania, which educates children about the legacy of Twain and HelMel Studios & Galle The actor's role as a space for artists of all kinds to work and collaborate Twain, Kilmer has also pioneered his creativity through collage art: "I have done it all my life and am currently deeply involved in an experiment with action." The result Autobiography: A handful of pages from his books will be on display until Friday, February 22, at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel, West Hollywood, and will soon be available as signed prints be available on the Kilmer website.
Val-entines Art Pop by Val Kilmer and Kii Arens at We Are Hear, 12230 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm.