Tom Cruises Top Gun love interest Kelly McGillis snubbed from Maverick sequel: Im old and fat

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun

Kelly says shes too old for Top Gun: Maverick (Pictures: Getty, REX)

Tom Cruise wont be reuniting with his Top Gun love interest Kelly McGillis in the upcoming Maverick sequel, as the actress reveals she wasnt asked, describing herself as old and fat.

Top Gun: Maverick will see Tom, 57, reprise his iconic role as the fighter pilot but fans noticed that Kelly, 62, was noticeably absent when the trailer arrived last month.

The actress played Mavericks love interest in the 1986 movie and many hoped she would reunite with Tom in the anticipated sequel.

But Kellys absence from the trailer wasnt by accident as she reveals producers didnt approach her about the possibility of reprising her role.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the actress said: Oh my God, no.

Im old and Im fat and I look age appropriate for what my age is and that is not what that whole scene is about. To me, Id 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.



Kelly went on to admit that she isnt racing to the cinema to watch the Top Gun sequel and is unsure if shell even join in the promotional tour.

Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun

Kelly played Toms love interest Charlie in the 1986 movie (Picture: Paramount, Rex Features)

If and when it did happen, I would have to assess where I am, what Im doing, whats going on … I cant project what I would or wouldnt do in the future. I have no idea because I dont know where Ill be, Kelly explained.

The former Hollywood star continued: Movies are odd things. I dont really keep in touch with anybody.

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I think Ive 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.

Kelly also revealed that she hasnt yet watched the trailer for the film.

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