Kelly McGillis' Brutally Honest Take On Her Top Gun: Maverick Exclusion

36 thoughts on “Kelly McGillis' Brutally Honest Take On Her Top Gun: Maverick Exclusion

  1. They didn't want her because she aged bad… Just tell the truth! Everyone was talking about her looks

  2. She doesn't even look like the same woman! I'm the same age and I look pretty much the same as I did 30 years ago, minus ALOT of hair. 😁

  3. I used to live 2 hours from Hendersonville. It is way out there, close to Asheville. You go through Gastonia which is where Fred Durst is from.

  4. I still think when a sequel is done every effort should be made to bring back as many original characters as possible.

  5. I mean, I get it. More going against her return than for it on all accounts. In story, for all we know Maverick and Charlie was a glorified office fling, not the kind of thing you’d yearn for three decades later. Out of story, apparently Kelly and Tom weren’t fans of each other’s at all.

  6. It's complicated this is Hollywood so it's all about looks even people that complain about that got rolls because they got the look better than others so 🤷‍♂️

  7. We should all want to see out of shape, over he hill athletes competing in our professional sports. These athletic ability standards are unreasonable and don’t represent most of us and I’M OFFENDED! – See how dumb that sounds?

  8. Nah. They could have brought her as some kind of secret agency high ranking officer, throwing dice behind the scenes, and only appearing in a cameo towards the end, something along that lines. Kind of M character in many recent Bond movies.

  9. I think it would be LESS realistic if they brought her back. Hot shot pilot meets a girl at a bar while on a training assignment and turns into a 30 year relationship? Doesn't seem like it fit Mavericks personality in the first movie to really be ready to settle down. Them being together still would be Hollywood forcing fairytale love stories.

  10. Meg Ryan's absence seems more conspicuous than McGillis', especially when you consider that Ryan's character is faced with the possibility of losing her son the same way she lost her husband.

  11. I would love to see a digital reconstruction of how Tom Cruise should look for his age if he were a regular person.

  12. I knew way back if they ever wanted to return to the story she wasn't going to be mavericks gal. Hollywood is much too shallow and Tom Cruise doesn't age properly. It still would have been nice to see here as some senior civilian consultant or

  13. Meanwhile Jennifer Connelly is in this and has aged beautifully. They are ballpark same age. The difference is Jennifer has continued to work and work on herself.

  14. You don't have to bring everyone back for the new movie. Just like in real life people move on and are no longer a part of our lives.

  15. Jennifer Connelly is playing Penny Benjamin who is mentioned in the first movie when Maverick is being chastised for making high speed passes over five air control towers and one admiral's daughter to which goose ssks:" Penny Benjamin?"

  16. McGillis, an actual adult, understands that she's not in fighting shape for such a role. Ryan, though, should have been included, at least tangentially. The decision is a myopic one.

  17. The director is full of shit. He DID bring back Carol ("Goose" wife), except casted it with someone considerably younger than Meg Ryan. Face it, he's a POS.

  18. All ya all, can think what u want, but for me the truth is the age of each actress being discriminated against. Face it, there no lusting after any woman over forty in Hollywood! Cruise, looks like a bag of S***! Anyway! But…I feel the need, the need for speed! Lmao!

  19. Of course they couldn't bring back McGillis. Tom Cruise has to look like the alpha male and get the "hot" girl. If he had been with Kelly, he probably would be more of a family man in a long term relationship. How much of a warrior male would that make him? (Seriously? A lot, but movies don't work anywhere near reality sometimes.)

  20. Jennifer Connelly is a horrible choice. She plays every role like a melancholy zombie. They cast her because she's an older woman who still looks good for her age, nothing more.

  21. TomCruise: 59 years 10 months 15 days
    Kelly McGillis: 64 years 10 months 9 days
    Jennifer Connelly: 51 years 5 months 6 days

    Why KM is not in TGME: 13 years, 5 months, 3 days

  22. 59yo male and 51yo female is very typical and normal. Much more typical than 59yo male and 64yo female. This is basically a non-story.

  23. Guess they didn't have enough boxes to stand on in the budget since Cruise is what? 5'5" or 5'6"? Regardless, they had to cast someone close to his height. Still looks like a cool movie though. They could have had a cameo with Meg Ryan as the mother but she looks so rough doubt they wanted to even try it.

  24. The original Top Gun was absolute garbage. A frat boy bromance wet dream glorifying war with rock music.

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