Val Kilmer claims a ‘dark angel’ who looked like Darth Vader ‘tore out my heart’


Val Kilmer claims a ‘dark angel’ who looked like Darth Vader ‘tore out my heart’ in his new memoir I’m Your Huckleberry

Val Kilmer revealed that his actual, literal heart was stolen by a ‘dark angel’ who looked like Darth Vader, in his new memoir I’m Your Huckleberry.

The 60-year-old actor reveals the encounter with what he describes as an ‘amorphous black figure’ happened during a trip to New Mexico in his 20s.

‘It will ruin the absolute gravity of this moment but in truth this dark angel looked very like Darth Vader, though without the helmet,’ Kilmer said in his book (courtesy of The Times). 

Stolen heart: Val Kilmer revealed that his actual, literal heart was stolen by a ‘dark angel’ who looked like Darth Vader, in his new memoir I’m Your Huckleberry

The Top Gun star added that he watched the black figure rip out his heart, only to replace it with a ‘bigger one.’

‘At first, I thought it was the Angel of Death, before I realized it was the Angel of Life,’ Kilmer writes in the book, which was published on Tuesday by Simon & Schuster.

‘I wish I could elucidate the experience the experience more than I have ever done, but I can’t. It simply happened,’ he added.

Memoir: 'At first, I thought it was the Angel of Death, before I realized it was the Angel of Life,' Kilmer writes in the book, which was published on Tuesday by Simon & Schuster

Memoir: ‘At first, I thought it was the Angel of Death, before I realized it was the Angel of Life,’ Kilmer writes in the book, which was published on Tuesday by Simon & Schuster

‘I am grateful for the new heart. It has served me well. And I’ve only just begun to use it,’ Kilmer writes.’ 

Kilmer was born in Los Angeles and became the youngest student ever admitted to the prestigious Julliard School’s Drama Division.

He made his feature film debut by receiving top billing in the 1984 spy comedy Top Secret, which he followed up with 1985’s Real Genius and 1986’s Top Gun, which made him an international star. 

Star: He made his feature film debut by receiving top billing in the 1984 spy comedy Top Secret, which he followed up with 1985's Real Genius and 1986's Top Gun, which made him an international star

Star: He made his feature film debut by receiving top billing in the 1984 spy comedy Top Secret, which he followed up with 1985’s Real Genius and 1986’s Top Gun, which made him an international star

While Top Gun launched his career, Kilmer also stated in the book that he had no interest in playing Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky.

”I didn’t want the part. I didn’t care about the film. The story didn’t interest me,’ he wrote in the memoir.

‘My agent, who also represented Tom Cruise, basically tortured me into at least meeting Tony Scott saying he was one of the hottest directors in town.’

No interest: While Top Gun launched his career, Kilmer also stated in the book that he had no interest in playing Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky

No interest: While Top Gun launched his career, Kilmer also stated in the book that he had no interest in playing Tom ‘Iceman’ Kazansky

He also opened up about his romantic relationships with celebs such as Carly Simon, Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie, along with Daryl Hannah, who he dated in 2001.

He said that his love for her has, ‘lost none of its strength,’ though he added that it was ‘no great surprise’ that she married Neil Young in 2018.

‘Neil Young, I have always loved you, but I’m afraid I hate you now,’ Kilmer stated in the book. 

Romance: He also opened up about his romantic relationships with celebs such as Carly Simon, Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie, along with Daryl Hannah, who he dated in 2001

Romance: He also opened up about his romantic relationships with celebs such as Carly Simon, Cindy Crawford and Angelina Jolie, along with Daryl Hannah, who he dated in 2001

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