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Why Kelly McGillis wasn’t asked to come back for Top Gun: Maverick


In an interview with Variety, Director of “Top Gun: Maverick” Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”, “Oblivion”) admitted that there were never any plans to bring Charlie back into action. The action takes place 30 years after the events of the original, “Maverick” clearly keeps the focus on a whole new generation of pilots … even as the story goes out of its way bring old guns both Maverick and Iceman, and some important connections to the past through Bradley’s “Rooster” Bradshaw Miles Teller. According to Kosinski, however, neither Carol nor Charlie’s return was ever planned.

“These were not the stories we were scattering. I didn’t want every storyline to always look back. It was important to introduce some new heroes. “

In a previous interview with Entertainment tonight in 2019, however, Kelly McGillis herself weighed the issue. In his refreshingly sincere statements, the actor talks directly from the hips about how she feels real the reason was that he was later pushed to the sidelines.

“I’m old, and fat, and I look my age. And that’s not what this whole scene is about. For me, I’d feel better absolutely in my skin and who I am at my age, as opposed to appreciate it all. ”

At age 64, McGillis is only five years older than Cruz and two years older than Kilmer, but there is no denying double standards in Hollywood when it comes to the fact that older women receive a share of attention. Be that as it may, it is clear that her absence (along with Meg Ryan) is clearly felt throughout.

Viewers will be able to decide for themselves when “Top Gun: Maverick” will be released in cinemas on May 27, 2022.

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