It’s a comeback that will bring back memories. On May 25, the Top Gun movie sequel titled Top Gun: Maverick is released in theaters. The general public finds Tom Cruise 26 years later. However, some actors are not in the castings. Among them, actress Kelly McGillis. The American actress is now 64 years old. She had played the role of instructor and astrophysicist Charlotte Blackwood in the franchise. A role that she did not take on in this new part to her greatest regret.

For Kelly McGillis, the reason is simple: she no longer meets Hollywood standards. In an interview given in 2019 to the American press, at the beginning of the filming of Top Gun: Maverick, she had thus confided without filter: “I am old, I am fat, and my appearance corresponds to my age. It is not which is sought after for the film. I would much rather feel good about myself and true to my age than value any other consideration.”

A peak career in the 80s

Kelly McGillis has had a golden career on the big screen. In 1988, she shared the poster with Jodie Foster in Les Accusées, a feature film on the rape of a minor. She pursued a discreet career until 2008 and returned to the front of the stage with the series The L Word, and took the opportunity to come out in 2009 before getting engaged to her girlfriend in 2010. since 2013, she has been a drama teacher in New York.

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise © PARAMOUNT

Lara T.
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