Some people are super amped about the sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick.
Tom Cruise will be back in his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, except now he’s a flight instructor and his return has everyone wondering if any of the other lead characters from the first film will be making an appearance.
More specifically, they want to know if astrophysicist and Top Gun instructor Charlie Blackwood, played by Kelly McGillis, will be back.
The short answer is no.
In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, McGillis says she was not asked to be a part of the upcoming sequel, and she’s fairly certain she can guess why.
“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,” the Top Gun actress, who played the film’s romantic lead across from Tom Cruise, told ET.
“I’d much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my age, as opposed to placing a value on all that other stuff.”
When asked if she would be watching the film, she didn’t seem that interested.
“I’m not racing to the theater, and I’m not racing away from the theater to see it,” she said. “It’s just not on my little list of things that I would like to get done.” And before you ask: no, she hasn’t seen the trailer, either.
You can listen to her interview here:
Good for you, Kelly.
Don’t let Hollywood get you down.
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