Val Kilmer and his daughter, Mercedes, talk about their new movie, ‘Paydirt’

Kilmer stars with his 28-year-old daughter in the new action-packed thriller and talks about the challenges of working after his tracheotomy.
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Transcript for Val Kilmer and his daughter, Mercedes, talk about their new movie, ‘Paydirt’
It's time to catch up with a star you know from "Batman" and "Top Val Kilmer is back on the screen. T.J. Holmes had the chance to talk to the star. Good morning, T.J. It was 1986 when "Top gun" first came out. He's acting now after a threat cancer diagnosis that makes communication incredibly sticking with it has argued him the role of a lifetime for a dad acting alongside his daughter. He will forever be iceman. You're everyone's problem. You're unsafe. I don't like you because you're Reporter: Val Kilmer, that iconic role as iceman opposite Tom Cruise in "Top gun." 24 years later, Kilmer is still at it in "Pay dirt" working again after his throat cancer diagnosis. How are you doing these days? How is your health? I feel a lot better than I felt. Reporter: A track yot my makes conversation difficult at time and working challenging, but not impossible. I have to figure out a way to communicate. Reporter: In this latest movie he has a very special co-star. 28-year-old Mercedes Kilmer, his daughter. You're my dad. You'll always be my dad. My kid. Reporter: Mercedes is making her film debut. Acting is in her genes the daughter of Kilmer and act interest Joann whaly. Reporter: I want to talk about when the words cam up on screen, introducing Mercedes Kilmer. What was it like to see that? I was proud. I'm so proud to have been in this film and to have worked on this film, not just because my dad is my actual dad, but because I know you don't lead with this, but you have now a disability with your voice. It really meant a lot to me to be able to be involved in this film that centers around a disabled actor or an actor with a disability. Thank you for coming today. I know it's not your thing. I wouldn't miss it. It was a nice ceremony. Well, you proud of your little girl? Uh-huh. Reporter: Did you feel some kind of way or feel like you needed to live up to something? I haven't had any other experience. Reporter: How often does iceman come up? Other people bring it up at me. I didn't know what that was in reference to for a long time. Reporter: Val, on that point, I know it's been pushed back, the release of the next "Top gun" movie, but did I read right you had no shame about begging? Said you wanted to be in this movie. I had to ask them. Reporter: You haven't been authorized to give us anything about the film plot? Absolutely nothing. Reporter: Nothing? Clearly he's in good spirits. He wants to remind everybody -- the way he puts it, the cancer healed quickly. He's doing well. His health is fine. He said I feel better than I sound. "Pay dirt" will be in theaters, on demand August 7th. "Top gun" will be out New Yorkers: Help prevent the spread of covid-19!

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