Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Navy fighter pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick. But don't expect to see actress Kelly McGillis, who played his love interest, Charlie in the 1986 original.

McGillis wasn't invited to return for the film's upcoming sequel. The 62-year-old actress played Maverick's smoking hot civilian instructor, Charlie, in the 1986 original. However, speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kelly confirmed she won't be back because she wasn't invited to return.

"Oh god no. They did not, nor do I think they would ever," she replied. "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."

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When asked if she'd be attending any promo events for the sequel, she replied: "You know what, 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."

"Movies are odd things," she continued. "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.”

McGillis, who is only 5 years older than Cruise, insisted she had no ill feelings. She said she's pleased Jennifer Connelly landed the role of Maverick's love interest in the new film, adding: "(I'm) so glad that she got that opportunity."

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Connelly, 48, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2002 for her role in Ron Howard's biopic A Beautiful Mind (2001).

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled for release nationwide on June 26, 2020.
 

 

Photos by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Paramount Pictures/Archive Photos/Getty Images

  • oshh16

    Menopause ain't no joke.....in order to stave off and minimize the effects, you have to cut carbs and workout. Otherwise........................

  • Kanyade

    Loved Top Gun, the original. This new one, welp, meh. Not interested in seeing it.

  • The Art

    At this point, the entire franchise is too old for a sequel. There's no way that it will have the same appeal. I say scrap the entire thing.

  • Reenaface

    What are your thoughts about the Terminator revival movie with Arnold "leather face" Schazegger making a comeback?

  • SpiceGirl
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He looked good in the trailer.

  • Kanyade

    Well it can't be scrapped. It's happening. Seent the trailer last week or week before. This is the day and age we're in, the day of sequels and re-do/revamp/revisit. They'll never top the performances or the lines.
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  • Karen Brady

    Been waiting on this forever so now it's too late. One of my top 10 fave 80's movies!!. I love how she was always stooping or sitting in scenes with shorty do-wop Tom. Kelly survived a heinous rape. Mad props to her for that alone.

  • Scromes1212

    She looks like a normal white woman her age looks without surgery. Tom's face been chopped and screwed

  • Kanyade

    If I may interject and add my .02 cents. I never saw any Terminators post T-2 (including film and television iterations).

    I so loved Linda Hamilton's performance in T-2. I hear she is returning?

  • oshh16

    I would agree with that but I saw the last Mission Impossible and that was that best one. Tom ain't no spring chicken but he is a great action star, still.

  • Karen Brady

    OT for a sec: Are Toine an Nicole finished making out in Italy? They back home with their respective families? Everything is all good now? Well then carry on I guess. Happy Tuesday ya'll!

  • Scromes1212

    That might be one of his best movies

  • oshh16

    Tom does that sh*t!!!

  • TheWildChild

    ??messy ma???

  • Kanyade

    I've got to catch up on the MI sequels. Last one I saw was the that starred Jeremy Renner.

  • Scromes1212

    Lisa Ray said hold up lol it ain't over yet lol

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    White women who look their age isn't news! I'm honestly just mad at the fact Kelly had every opportunity to pick whatever teeth she wanted and she ends up choosing these. I just cant!!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I love the Terminator Franchise...the first Terminator is my fav...everybidy has gotten old,especially Arnie and Linda

  • Karen Brady

    HAHAHAHAHA.. And perfect timing for Lisa since she got that new show on TVOne. Ain't God good?

  • Karen Brady

    Chile.. idle minds.. lol.. I need to be working is what!

  • Bree

    Why are they doing a sequel now? Does Tom Cruise need a job? If she wouldn't reprise her role, I wonder why they didn't offer her some type of role in the film. But if she is okay with it, I have nothing else to say.

  • oshh16

    I was super impressed and I wasn't even into the franchise like that.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Same with all this other nostaglia based movies.

    Top Gun doesnt need a sequel ALMOST THIRTY FIVE YEARS LATER.

    Goes to listen to my damn SONG off that soundtrack: Take My Breath Away

  • Alextra Ballard

    ????

  • Scromes1212

    That's all they do in Hollywood. Recycled movies and ideas smh they still redoing movies from dam near 50 or 60 years ago. The first Godzilla was like the 1950's

  • iWasteTime

    I hope they leave Days of Thunder the FLUCK ALONE!!!

  • Reenaface

    He's kept in shape over the years, it's just that face looks so stretched out due to the surgeries.

  • Reenaface

    I saw her in the trailer. The last version I saw was where Edward Furlong played her son. So this was in the early or mid 90s.

  • Bree

    It's ridiculous. I need originality. I'm tired of this.

  • TheWildChild

    Wonder if Lisa Raye had that same energy with Rosci, Tania and Omarosa when they got caught up with her rotten teeth husband ?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Since Claire was played by Nicole Kidman, his ex that he hates...I doubt that one will be brung back to life. That one is just as old almost as this one tho. I am floored. By time this hits theaters it will be 34 years. Like...issa naw for me.

  • Banka

    LOL HAHA !!

  • Bossy704

    It would have been nice to have her in a little cameo at least.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    She a sho-nuff survivor.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Tom the 2nd richest actor there is. He got that alien (Scientology) money. Doubt he truly needs a job.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Well Rocsi got her ass whooped by LisaRaye as a result. So Imma say yes to some of em.

  • Guest

    O.T. So the Ole Miss student who was murdered was pregnant with her killers child. He shot that girl eight times because she refused to abort the baby. Made sure she was dead dead. smfh.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Damn

  • Bushbabe

    she seems to be enjoying life. Hollywood is to judgmental. To much pressure for women to look like a stick figure drinking gasoline.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There's no originality anymore in Hollywood. It's just way easier to write a sequel than to come up with a good original idea for a movie.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Tom looks good! I doubt he had surgery-he looks like he simply takes care of himself and has aged gracefully. You can tell when someone had work done such as Stallone. Tom’s body also looks good as well-he stayed on top of things and didn’t get lazy like the overwhelming majority of folks.

  • Carrington

    Well, girl, I mean Tom DOES still look the same and you look like you're over the Easter Sunday hymn selection committee... it ain't personal, I'm sure. But those kind of movies are about sexiness and getting young folk into the theaters. Maybe you can find a flick with Jane Fonda and Janet, from Three's Company.

    You're not going to be believable as a fighter jet instructor cause you can't fit in NAYN jet. No shade. Now, they COULD'VE offered you a role as the female leads mammy. They were wrong for that.

  • Scromes1212

    You got to be kidding lol that face pulled extra tight

  • CardiB’sAbs

    ?????? In 1000% agreement with you

  • CardiB’sAbs

    It aint though. You don’t see all those wrinkles?

  • Renee26
  • Carrington

    On another note, what is that very odd line underneath her nose? It makes her nose look like it was either snapped into place, or she's wearing an invisible oxygen thang.

  • leapyearpisces

    I don't like you no moe. LOL.

  • Marlika

    ?????

  • Renee26

    Damn... Vicious

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • Marlika

    She’s not ugly but she wasn’t hot when she was younger either!! I guess anything white and blond to Hollywood is smoking hot.?????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Lets just say she hasn't aged well at all. Nothing personal, just business.

  • Renee26

    She said she checked her back then so I suppose she did... Wasted energy on a cheater

  • xxxgracious

    All these remakes and sequels are terrible. Your telling me there's no more creative writers left in Hollywood, smh. Took my son to see Lion King and I was not impressed. Please don't make a remake of Breakfast at Tiffany's. I'm a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. I'd be extremly pissed...

  • KcoolMuziq

    New expecting father Jay Ellis( whom I saw & barely recognized with his new thicker buffer body when I attended the last NAACP Awards) is apart of the cast of the new Top Gun sequel. That Tom personally picked & is mentoring.

  • Scromes1212

    He is a 57 year old white man lol without surgery he would look like Dustin Hoffman smh

  • xxxgracious

    Time OUT...NOW! ?

  • Scromes1212

    Sad part is they even got white writers writing black movies smh that part kills me. They have a formula they refuse to change

  • CardiB’sAbs

    I’m not fooling with you today! ????

  • Alextra Ballard

    ?Time out is tew lenient...just put her out periodT...opening the doe>>>>?

  • Carrington

    I'm pissed. I've been trying to find a plane ticket - was on 500 sites, finally narrowed one down to $278 - and my computer crashed and I don't know what site, what airline - NOTHIN.
    F*ck y'all.

  • Seldomseen

    Just go!

  • Nina Ross

    Tom had damn good surgery! I heard he has the same bev hills doc as brad pitt

  • Seldomseen

    Why did I envision her getting stuck in a jet and needing the jaws of life to extract her.

  • Seldomseen

    Her husband had rotten teeth?

  • tintin

    I just like Jay Ellis, i think he's nice and tall. I don't care if he has a white woman.

  • tintin

    my friend said she left the theatre 30 mins in.

  • Bree

    That's very unfortunate. The sad part of it all is that the sequels and remakes make millions all over again.

  • xxxgracious

    Well damn ?? I finished it but I should have let him watch the original.

  • Alextra Ballard

    CDFU ???? it ain our fault yo shidt crashed nor are we at fault yew don’t remember the site....this might seem a lil tedious but go byke through yo history

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If you narrow it down to expedia dotcom and lowestfare dotcom, that'll probably save you a lot of time. You probably won't end up finding a lower price than you'll get if you just narrow it down to those two.

  • xxxgracious

    Yeah I watched an interview with that Carmichael Show guy and he explained the show was cancelled due to yt writers who couldn't relate. Shame they won't give these black writers a chance.

  • JustLookn

    Hollers

    When your computer goes back online. Go back to google, hopefully you were on google and type in tic....it should auto fill.

    1. Never check directly with airlines, that will increase the price for you, their analytics keep track of your browser

    2. Cheap o air and Expedia typically have good deals.

    3. Buy tix after midnight on Tues and Wed flights are less expensive.

  • sunni_daze

    McGillis looks like TC in a wig.

  • T Willis

    Nope

  • Listen2Me

    So just F*ck all of us because your computer crashed...??...I like how you think??. My brother from another mother.

  • Kimocha

    Wowww!...LMAO!!!

  • DroneRivers

    I thought it was an oxygen cannula at first glance.

  • kboogie

    There is no originality in films or music...... I totally agree with u ....?

  • chaisun

    If you do sky scanner or kayak travel they can predict prices for you. You have to clear your cache also as prices will stay the same or keep increasing. Hope you figure it out. If not let me know so I can drop kick your pc for you. ????????????

  • Soon2BWife

    History tab?

  • Yup, I said it

    Because thats what would have happened/

  • Prince Zuko

    Look bbw's is the best of the best just look at love and hip hop all Dem girls go and get procedures to get fat girl body parts. They look ridiculous but still.... Shout out to alll my bbw's thick joints, and big girls

  • SG

    ????

  • Yup, I said it

    Bring too fat and too old to be in the film must be awful. Image how bad it would feel to be too fat, too old or too BLACK to be in in the film.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Her nose does look like it was snapped into place. What the what?

  • Sassie

    Hey, she kept it real...."I'm old and fat and look 62 years old"....and that's the end of that.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I respect her honesty and she genuinely doesn't seem bothered.

  • EasyBreezy

    Also, use the duckDuckGo browser so your searches aren't tracked....

  • EasyBreezy

    Chile, it's world we live in..... remakes....retakes..... Beyonce and "Before I Let Go," did me in on this topic (and yes, I like Bey's version).

  • EasyBreezy

    Chle....YTpipo

  • EasyBreezy
  • Ghetto Real Name

    RENEE. WTF is wrong with YEW?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Im screaming and I feel SO bad about it. Jesus not done with me yet

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You think Brad had surgery too! See I just thought they were both aging gracefully-they have forehead wrinkles and crows feet out the wazoo! But it looks like they stay in the gym and eat right bc they are physically fit. I pride myself with having a keen eye for those that go under the knife.

  • Dun Dilly

    I detect NOT ONE LIE from Kelly. She's gonna have to wait for the MOMMA JUNE Bio pic before she gets a call for a role.

  • Madashelle

    One thing I can say about Tom Cruise, he does everything he can to stay in shape and remain relevant.

    At least she admits that she's old and out of shape as opposed to some of these actor(s) getting body work done to compete with these youngens.

  • JustLookn

    Yeah, I was reading about this on Sunday during a call. I guess Google incognito is trash, and you only hiding from yourself. Unless you are using a VPN, which I'm typically using. WHICH does not allow me to use the non secure site SR...I'm on my phone now.

  • Fire & Ice

    Just like that huh LMAO

  • MistaO

    Damn it's good to be a man!? 95% of females age very roughly ? some of y'all go down fighting though ?

  • The Art

    ????

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It's not coming out til 2020 that's more then enough time for her to get into shape. Tom Cruise looks like he could be her father.

  • Logan Roberts

    Bless her heart.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Smart woman. Knowing who you are is half the battle of life.

  • Not Today

    It looks like maybe she wears oxygen. My grandma has that permanent oxygen line even when she takes it off?

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    oof d@mn. yeahhh she definitely let herself go https://media3.giphy.com/media/ZZUXxdEY44FlC/giphy.gif

  • Cannelle

    I hardly remember Top Gun, but I sure remember her role in that movie where Jodi Foster was the gang rape victim, because that movie really messed with me.

  • Brooklyn23

    Uhm ye cause she's looking like a younger Barbara bush there

  • Not Today

    That's because the best movies are from the past...no one knows how to read or write anymore

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop
  • ClaireHuxtable

    Why that's not very friendly at all! I always admired you for being a more intellectually superior and thoughtful man.

  • Not Today

    Sorry there isn't any. Remake, remix, redo....that's it

  • Not Today

    Remixed

  • Bree

    Pretty much

  • Not Today

    Listen, I feel you... I was trying to schedule a family vacation only to read the reviews and find out our kind are welcome...now I'm mad and don't know my next move...

  • Cannelle

    Well ok. She really does look like an Indiana meemaw there.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    We were probably 2 of the 618 people that did see Shaft. It was good! We enjoyed it except I forgot that Sam Jackson cusses in every sentence he speaks.
    He probably cusses in his sleep.

  • ShWa

    Oh gosh.....

  • dru and neil

    People online were trashing her appearance but she’s in her 60s. Not everyone wants to put in gym time and count calories for the rest of their lives, no crime in that. Too much pressure as it is to stay perfect. It’s a lot of work.

  • dru and neil

    A woman in her 60s, not a shocker.

  • dru and neil

    Tom Cruise is probably putting a hell of a lot of work into staying frozen in time the last 30 years and not everyone is down with that. I really don’t see an issue with people aging but society acts like it’s a federal crime.

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • dru and neil

    I wouldn’t be bothered either. I read an article where she talked about some of her past trauma in life, this woman has nothing to prove to nobody. Last week we were talking about Lela Rochon’s figure, now this. It’s hard getting older as a woman I guess.

  • dru and neil

    I’m not surprised he has a white women, folks were acting all shocked, but why I don’t know.

  • Karen Brady

    All of this!!!When I get there I will do as I please.

  • Karen Brady

    Especially for a Caucasian but you're right, don't matter.

  • dru and neil

    I’m actually kind of annoyed by all the negative comments. People act like they can predict the future and they just KNOW they are gonna always be fit and trim for life. Please...

  • Karen Brady

    The Accused. Another excellent movie but it was tough, you're right. Kelly was asked to play the lead but as a real-life brutal rape survivor she declined and played the attorney.

  • currvalicious

    She knows what it is. Acting, movie industry, entertainment. Your money & bankability (especially being a woman) is all about physical appearance. Being considered attractive, being in shape, etc. That's your appeal, it's what the fans want to see; particularly in Ms. Mcgillis's case. She was considered sexy, & had sex appeal. Then she retired or what have you. Lived a normal life, & this is what it is. I'm sure she wasn't looking to get that call...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Yes, thats one of the those movies you can only watch once every 5-10 years....The Accused and A Time to Kill gets me everytime smh...

  • Carrington

    ClaireHuxtable, don't do me like that. Put on your glasses and re-read what I said...

  • Cannelle

    I think I remember hearing something like that. She was brave to even participate in that project in the first place. That movie gave me nightmares.

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    I liked that movie.....
    that’s all I got.

  • Ms Trevor

    Alrighty, then.

  • OvertheMississippi

    That grown woman done moved on grown-woman style!! ??????

  • Lisa J.

    this made me HOLLER!

  • TheOwley

    She's pretty much a retired actress. No surgery, no plastics, just living her life. Good for her.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Wow! Never knew that!

  • Li-Wright

    Kelly didn't keep up her looks. But admit it -- it takes a lot of money to keep looking gorgeous. a LOT of money! And she probably didn't want to invest in it. Plus, she came out lesbo.

  • Li-Wright

    SHE looks nothing like her younger self. Lawdy. You know, even the older women like Faye Dunaway and Glenn Close still look good and they're in their 70s. If Kelly wanted to invest the $$ she could have kept her looks up. She didn't want to.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    She responded to that the appropriate way

  • Neva RuthLess

    Nah it takes a lot of money for white women to look gorgeous. Look at the best man and then the best man holiday. Black women actresses break out older. Hell black women tend to marry older than white women because we tend to look even better older 30+ when we take care of ourselves. Google how melanin and our bone structure keeps us youthful far longer than other women.

  • Neva RuthLess

    No it’s good to be black especially a black woman. Men don’t age better than women it’s a myth. Which is why men die earlier, experience strokes heart attacks heart disease and cancer younger. Men’s bodies and health break down earlier than women’s.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL!!! Carrington, I am sooo glad I have you to look after me in my old age!
    I leave all my tv residuals to you!

  • Li-Wright

    Nah honey if you're an actress (not a singer, like Aretha) it takes a LOT of money to keep up your looks. Doesn't matter what race. It takes a lot of money to get that botox and filler and facials and color your hair, etc. Jennifer Lopez said in an interview she had premature gray, that she's been graying since she was a teen. Now you can imagine how much money she spends on her hair to color it?

    I can show you some black women who surprise me when they say they're 45 or 50 years old because they look 60-70 y.o.
    I'm a baby boomer and it's costing me a lot of money to color my hair, go to the gym, buy moisturizer, etc.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    ???? I really enjoyed the movie.. It was LOL good.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    His face been sequeled like this movie?

  • T Willis

    It’s costing me a lot too and I’m almost 33 lol

  • T Willis

    We might not *know* but at least we *try* to maintain a healthy lifestyle - which includes watching what you eat, working out consistently, and maintaining a skin regimen. It’s work for those who don’t care about their bodies and overall health. Remember, black women have the highest risk factors for unhealthy lifestyle choices. Maybe, just maybe, instead of pushing against active lifestyles y’all could actually liiiiiissssten ?????

  • T Willis

    Omg A Time to Kill
    I cannot ?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Looking forward to Shaft III.

  • T Willis

    Y’all gonna keep believing the myth that ‘black don’t crack’ ?????. It may not ‘crack’ but we certainly die quicker because we are the least active of all racial groups, and our dietary regimen puts us at higher risks for diabetes and high cholesterol. But yeah, let’s keep high five each other about our youthful good looks ?...

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Why all the reboots?

  • Ni Ni

    Lazy!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because Hollywood has run out of talent and creativity.

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Exactly why I said "she let herself go"

  • https://nylapoprush.com/home twitch.tv/NylaPop

    Lol don't do my home state like that ?

  • Applebum

    Didn’t see the first one and don’t want to see this one. ?????

    But I do love the theme song
    ? Take my Breath Away ?

    #Classic

  • dru and neil

    It’s work period. Your talking to someone who puts in the work that’s how I know. Not everyone wants to do it their entire lives. She was a beautiful Hollywood actress for a while now she’s a settled 60 year old woman doing as she pleases. I bet this woman never even asked for all this attention at this point in life.

  • dontgetblocked

    She was average to begin with. Now she's just fat and ugly.

  • MRiGOThim

    Well, Tom kept himself up :P

  • MRiGOThim

    #FACTS

  • dontgetblocked

    Sweet Jesus!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Didn’t see the first one. Kelly seems to be good about it, not hiding, and have disconnected from Hollywood for the most part!

    Tom Cruise is a SURVIVOR! He’s very smart, and have helped a lot of people, fellow actors!

    Whatever wrongs (anyone perceives) he’s dealt (Nicole Kidman, their adopted kids, Katie Holmes and his obsession), he’s paid for them!

    I’m glad his career wasn’t destroyed over Scientology, as the Catholic Church (organized religions) or predators like the late Eddie Long exist!

    Docs or good genes, TC has taken care of himself, and the residual effects are age-defying!

  • Chapter29Chick

    Thanx 4 this post Auntie. A reminder to stay fit and eat a lil bit as u get older.

  • Simone

    Angela Bassett is 60 and Jane Fonda is 81. They took care of their bodies. Getting older is not an excuse to have 3 chins and 5 necks. Kelly McGillis looks gross. Love yourself, and take care of yourself.

  • JENNYJONES1

    JUST LIKE THE MUSIC PRODUCERS, TV & MOVIE PRODUCERS STARTED MAKING STUFF FOR THIS NEW GENERATION BUT THE CRAP AIN'T SALE B/C THEY ARE TOO BUSY ON SOCIAL MEDIA TAKING SELFIES & CHECKING FOR LIKES AND THE OLDER PEOPLE THAT WATCH TV AND SPEND $$$ ON MOVIES LOVE THE OLD STUFF SO THESE PRODUCERS HAD TO SMARTEN UP IF THEY WANTED TO CONTINUE TO EAT.........JENNY JONES!!

  • lovelygamour

    tom cruise about to show these mf what a proper action movie is. around 7 years ago a rival agency started trying to move tom cruise out of the way. they kept saying their guy is the new tom cruise. went all over town bashing tom. i have heard toms talent agency defend him twice other then that they just let his movies speak for him. i like that cruise is finally acknowledging his age and at the same time saying you still cant beat me. i cant think of one of his so called replacements that still putting out quality work.

    tom cruise has beat everyone that was suppose to be the new tom cruise.

  • Cannelle

    LOL, I'm from Illinois. I couldn't help it.

  • The Chosen 1.

    Don't forget the steroids, too.

  • Reenaface

    They definitely played a role.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Facts??

  • EasyBreezy

    I absolutely, positively, LOVED 'The Carmichael Show.'

  • CookieMobster

    That's what REALLY happened to Goose ass.... She ate him?? ?

  • Readytochokemothernature

    Soundtracks were awesome back in the day.