How did Kelly McGillis feel about Top Gun?

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Friday, McGillis, who starred as Tom Cruise’s love interest Charlie in the film, revealed she wasn’t invited to be part of the 2020 “Top Gun” sequel. “Movies are odd things. I don’t really keep in touch with anybody,” she said.

Why isn’t Kelly McGillis in the new Top Gun?

According to her, the reason why she wasn’t is because she no longer fits the mold of what a love interest should look like in a blockbuster Hollywood movie. “I’m old, and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate for what my age is,” McGillis told the outlet.

Why was Kelly McGillis in Top Gun?

McGillis has now revealed the reason is because she was never asked to be in “Top Gun: Maverick,” according to Entertainment Tonight. Now out of the limelight, McGillis lives in North Carolina teaching acting and spending time with her two daughters. “I think just my priorities in life changed,” she said.

Who else was considered for Kelly McGillis role in Top Gun?

Other actors considered were Cruise’s The Outsiders castmates, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, and Emilio Estevez, and Sean Penn, and Michael J. Fox, who would later star in another war film, 1989’s Casualties of War.

What happened Val Kilmer?

In December 2017, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Kilmer had gone through a “two-year battle with throat cancer” and that “a procedure on his trachea has reduced his voice to a rasp and rendered him short of breath”. Due to the cancer, Kilmer underwent chemotherapy and two tracheotomies.

How much older is Kelly McGillis than Tom Cruise?

McGillis is five years older than Cruise, whose career momentum has kept going thanks mostly to the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Is Goose from Top Gun still alive?

Maverick and Goose eject, but Goose hits the jettisoned aircraft canopy head-first and is killed. Although the board of inquiry clears Maverick of responsibility for Goose’s death, he is overcome by guilt and his flying skill diminishes.

Who turned down the role of Top Gun?

Tom Cruise turned down his iconic role in 1986’s Top Gun ‘over and over again’ until producer Jerry Bruckheimer convinced him to take the part. Tom Cruise almost skipped out on one of the most famous roles of his career.

Who was in love scene with Tom Cruise in Top Gun?

Kelly McGillis has nothing but great memories of filming ” Top Gun ” more than 25 years ago — in spite of the fact that she had to go back to shoot the movie’s iconic love scene after filming had supposedly wrapped. “I was doing another movie and I wouldn’t cut my hair,” she said of her steamy scene with Tom Cruise in the 1986 film.

How old was Kelly McGillis in Top Gun?

Kelly McGillis, pictured in 2014, said, “I’d much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my age.” HuffPost has reached out to a Paramount rep for comment. Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis on the set of “Top Gun” in 1986.

Who was on the set of Top Gun in 1986?

Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis on the set of “Top Gun” in 1986. Calling all HuffPost superfans!

Who was the actress that played Tom Cruise’s love interest?

I’m old and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate for what my age is, and that is not what that whole scene is about.” McGillis played Tom Cruise’s love interest, astrophysicist and training school instructor Charlie Blackwood in the 1986 original about cocky Navy fighter pilots.