Being old and fat is why I am not in 'Top Gun' sequel, says McGillis
New York – Unrealistic Hollywood beauty standards may be to
blame for "Top Gun" star Kelly McGillis not being asked to appear in
the upcoming sequel, the actress suggests.
She told "Entertainment Tonight" that those behind "Top Gun:
Maverick," due out next June, likely didn't reach out to her because
she's "old and fat."
"Oh my God, no," McGillis, now 62 years old, told ET of whether she was
contacted for the film.
"They did not and nor do I think they would
ever. I mean, 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.
"I'd 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."
McGillis starred as an astrophysicist and the love interest of Tom
Cruise's character in "Top Gun," the 1986 hit action drama about
naval aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Cruise).
"Maverick" brings back Cruise, 57, but will see Jennifer Connelly,
48, step into the role of Maverick's love interest.
McGillis says she hasn't seen the trailer for the sequel yet, and
isn't sure if she'll see the film. "It depends on what kind of
reviews it gets," she said.
"I'm not racing to the theatre and I'm
not racing away from the theatre to see it. It's just not on my
little list of things that I would like to get done."