Kelly McGillis Reveals Why She’s Not A Part of the “Top Gun: Maverick” Sequel


Movie lovers will long remember actress Kelly McGillis as the sexy bombshell girlfriend of Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun. And now as we await the release of the sequel of the famous movie next year, many fans assumed that McGillis would play some sort of role.

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Well, not so quick.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, McGillis says that she wasn’t even asked to be a part of Top Gun: Maverick. Heck, she says she is not even sure she will attend any of the upcoming promotional events surrounding the release of the movie.

“You know what, I don’t know how to answer that because one, it hasn’t happened,” McGillis said. “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.”

And it certainly doesn’t sound like she has kept in touch with Cruise.

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“Movies are odd things,” she explained. “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.”

It’s been over thirty years since Top Gun graced our movie screens and Columbia Pictures recently released the trailer for the 2019 version, Top Gun: Maverick. The movie, which also stars Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell and Ed Harris, is set for release in June of 2020. 

The 62-year-old currently resides in North Carolina and has two daughters, Sonora and Kelsey Tillman, with ex-husband Fred Tillman, whom she divorced in 2002.