Skip to comments.Kelly McGillis says she wasn't asked to return for 'Top Gun: Maverick'
Posted on 07/28/2019 2:16:05 PM PDT by Magnatron
Kelly McGillis, who played Tom Cruise's love interest in "Top Gun," claims she wasn't asked to reprise her role in the sequel "Top Gun: Maverick."
In the 1986 original, McGillis' character, Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood, is not only Maverick's lover, she's also his flight instructor.
Entertainment Tonight asked the actress if she'd attend any of the film's promotional events, and she was diplomatic yet candid in her response, admitting, "I don't know how to answer that because one, it hasn't happened. Two, if and when it did happen, I would have to assess where I am, what I'm doing, what's going on ... I can't project what I would or wouldn't do in the future. I have no idea because I don't know where I'll be."
She added that she hasn't even seen the trailer for the sequel, noting "Movies are odd things. I don't really keep in touch with anybody. I think I've spoken to a couple of people occasionally, but the truth is, movies are very odd work situations because you have a lot of people who come together from all different parts of the world."
Jennifer Connelly has a role in the upcoming "Top Gun: Maverick," though it's unclear what part she'll play. If she's going to be Cruise's paramour in the popcorn flick, McGillis isn't bitter about it.
McGillis, 62, says she left Hollywood entirely in order to get healthy physically and psychologically.
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Yikes!! That’s her now????
Yeah, unfortunately that is actually her.
She was pretty but most people go down after they turn 60. Some more than others.
Wow. Just wow. What happened?
No goblin story lines added to the script. Sorry.
Carbs. People don’t know the damage they cause.
I believe she's a lesbian, so she gave up trying to look good.
Thank goodnessshe is a lesbian.
Came out 10yrs ago
No wrinkles but what’s on her arm?
Very few women are as attractive at 62 as they were at, say, 32. And that goes for most men as well. (I am an exception to that rule.)
Having said that, are we that shallow? They should have given her some kind of part, even if a very minor one.
Time marches on.
Well over and above her physical appearance - IIRC, she’s come out as a rather militant lesbian anti-Trump hardcore leftist who is vehemently anti-military.
Why, exactly, should she have been rewarded with a role on a pro-military movie?
Just damn. I wouldn’t cast her
in anything but the lake.
Yes. Age is not our friend.
My sister’s granddaughter saw a pic of my sister and me together back in 1985. “Who’s that?”, she asked. When we told her who it was, she looked at us, looked at the picture, and just said, “Ohhhh” — and not in a good way. LOL!
I hear she was offered a role...as the aircraft carrier!
So what? She got out of Hollywood and got old. Maybe she’s a really nice person now.
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