But don’t expect to see Kelly McGillis sending Tom Cruise’s heart racing in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
In fact, the Golden Globe nominee wasn’t even asked to be part of the film – but she wasn’t really too surprised about that.
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To McGillis, the reason is really quite simple.
“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,” the 62-year-old actress recently told Entertainment Tonight.
No doubt she looked at a 57-year-old Tom Cruise – yep, he really is 57 – and wondered like the rest of us what deal with the devil he negotiated to stop ageing after he filmed Top Gun at 24.
She added: “But… 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.”