Why Kelly McGillis is not in Top Gun Maverick?


With the release of the sequel imminent it is being asked why Kelly McGillis is not in Top Gun Maverick? Now in fairness to the actress she’s been disarmingly frank when asked about this back in 2019 saying, ‘“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. To me, I’d much rather feel absolutely in my skin and who I am at my age as opposed to placing a value on all that other stuff.

But it appears that the return of her character was never even considered and director even has said that ‘not even Meg Ryan, who played Goose’s wife in the original film, was considered to return despite the Bradshaw family being a key plot point in “Top Gun: Maverick……..I didn’t want every storyline to always be looking backwards. It was important to introduce some new characters.”

So there you have it that’s why Kelly McGillis is not in Top Gun Maverick (as well as Meg Ryan!)

Here’s what Tom Cruise had to say on the red carpet of the World Premiere recently …….watch it HERE

Watch the Top Gun Maverick trailer  HERE


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