Val Kilmer Addresses Cate Blanchett Lovefest

He doesn't think it was weird at all
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2017 10:37 AM CDT
Val Kilmer: 'I Didn't Say Anything Weird' About Blanchett
In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, Val Kilmer poses for a portrait in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Val Kilmer doesn't think his weekend-long string of tweets declaring his undying admiration for Cate Blanchett was strange at all. "I don’t know why loving an actor that’s so talented is creepy, but I guess I’m creepy," said Kilmer, 57, at a film screening of his one-man play in California. An audience member asked him who his favorite co-star was during the Q&A portion of the evening, People reports, which is what got Kilmer started. "I can’t say Cate Blanchett," he responded. "I wrote nice things about Cate Blanchett on Twitter and now I’m a pervert."

He went on to say that he writes about all his friends, and he just doesn't understand why there was such an uproar after the Blanchett lovefest. "It makes no sense," he said. "I didn't say anything weird." SheKnows runs down similarly "interesting" behavior from Kilmer in the past: In 1987, for example, he self-published a poem he wrote about Michelle Pfeiffer after they worked together on an ABC after-school special. And earlier this year, he tweeted that he had "once ... whispered to #BridgetBardot all night... in the south of France... and I don't speak much French... and she speaks even less English." (Read more Val Kilmer stories.)

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