Robert Downey Jr. Says Val Kilmer Almost Choked To Death On A Piece Of Chicken During The Filming Of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
The Lindsay Lohan of the mid-90s, Robert Downey Jr. (you’re right, that was a deep dirty insult to RDJ. I’m sorry) recently did an AMA on Reddit to sort-of promote his new movie The Judge, but unlike some actors trying to shamelessly plug their shit through Reddit (*cough* WOODY HARRELSON *cough*), Robert Downey Jr. came through with some good answers. For example, Robert Downey Jr.’s rap name is R2D2. He likes cats. He wants to work with Mel “Sugar Tits” Gibson. But the best came when someone asked him about his favorite memory from the set of the 2005 film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and RDJ told the story of the time Val Kilmer was almost dragged up to Heaven after a piece of chicken got stuck in his throat:
“It was entirely shot at night. We were pretty giddy most of the time. I saw it last week by chance, and had a flood of fond memories. On the first day of shooting, Val Kilmer (genius) almost choked to death on a piece of catering chicken right before we shot the first scene of the movie. His eyes were still watering until we got to his close up. I’m so happy he’s still with us.”
NOOOOO! Not Val Kilmer! Anyone but sexy ham-bloated super-stud Val Kilmer! I’ll get you for this, chicken! Even though you are delicious and taste great in a variety of sauces and make an excellent add-in to a quesadilla. NO! I’m getting distracted! I’m mad at you, chicken. Very upset. You almost deep-sixed Madmartigan from Willow, you bastard!
But I really want to know who came to his rescue and saved Iceman? You’re right – it was probably Maverick.