Val Kilmer is no stranger to unexpected headlines (witness this and this), but this may take the cake. Multiple outlets are taking note of the actor's days-long series of starry-eyed tweets about actress Cate Blanchett. ("Verging on the creepy," proclaims Mashable.) First, the two stars do have background: They both appeared in The Missing in 2003. Fast-forward to Friday, which began with this tweeted selfie from Kilmer, with this caption: "Once I flew all the way to Australia just to talk to Cate Blanchett. Her husband met me first. Or, instead, I guess, to be accurate." (People points out that's husband Andrew Upton, who has been married to the actress for two decades.) From there:
- "And recently I’ve had 2 dreams with #CateBlanchett in them. Her husband wasn’t in either of them." (see tweet)
- Then he retweeted someone else's #wcw [woman crush Wednesday] photo of Blanchett.
- Then this Saturday (a day that saw him visit the World Trade Center memorial): "She's just as amazing in person. Some super stars aren’t-Some superstars don’t do a thing to ya in person-Cate is so real it’s almost unreal."
- And this: "Once I did a cameo just to hang w/ #cateblanchett who pickd up a shovel in our sc. I was so dazzled by HOW she picked it up I forgot my line."
- "I mean even if she couldnt act you know what I mean?" Not sure what that means? It accompanied this tweeted photo.
- And, yes, more on Sunday. "I've never done said or written a single idea that wasn’t of the highest respect and admiration for #cateblanchett or any other great talent."
- "She’s a friend of mine and I've met her husband thru the years and we’ve all gotten along just fine. Anyone who thinks I need to curb my enthusiasm for a great rare artist doesn’t understand how difficult the job is and how we artist count on the respect of our peers. She will back up every word I say n love that I say I love her. I would love an actor I didn’t even enjoy if he flew the world to talk about a role." (tweets 1, 2, 3)
points out Blanchett doesn't have a Twitter account. (Do not ask Blanchett about leashing a cat