In Top Gun: Maverick Pete “Maverick” Mitchell’s love interest is Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly) and no longer Charlotte Blackwood. To explain why is the actress who played the latter in Top Gun: Kelly McGillis.
When did we know that Top Gun: Maverick was becoming reality, we wondered why, returning to the scene so much Pete “Maverick” Mitchell from Tom Cruise how much theIceman from Val Kilmerthere was no trace of astrophysics in the film Charlotte “Charlie” Blackwood which the protagonist fell in love with.
If you remember correctly, she was playing this female character Kelly McGilliswhile in the sequel we find Tom Cruise next to Jennifer Connelly alias Penny Benjaminthe owner of the bar for pilots who Pete and his Top Gun pupils attend. Who knows the lines of Top Gun he knows, among other things, that the character was named in the film by Goosebest friend of Maverick and father of Brady Bradshawthe character who in the sequel has the face of Miles Teller. But let’s not digress, because we are interested in knowing the reason for the absence of Charlie. We thought the same to explain it Kelly McGillis.
Kelly McGillis reveals the reason for her failure to return in Top Gun: Maverick
First of all we must point out that already some time ago Joseph Kosinski had announced that none of the female characters of Top Gun would have peeped into Top Gun: Maverick. The director wanted to detach himself at least a little from the original, and hence the decision to introduce new characters. It also appears that Tom Cruise took forever to convince Joseph to bring back on stage Val Kilmer. Kelly McGilisHowever, she is convinced that in reality the reason is another, and precisely a little word of three letters which for the actresses is often the cause of little work. The little word is age, and that of the actress who in Witness – The witness made to fall in love Harrison Ford is 64 years old (against 51 of Jennifer Connelly). But what would he say Kelly? Here are his sad words, which were even spoken in 2019:
I am old, I am fat and I show exactly my age. But the matter does not end there. I much prefer to feel comfortable with myself for my age than to pursue all those other values.
Kelly McGillis, to whom we would like to say that at 64 you are not old, in short, you do not want to pose as a girl. No that Tom Cruise do it, mind you, but neither he nor his character looks 60 years old, and therefore who knows whether to call back Charlie it would prove to be a winning move.
Recall that the other important female character of Top Gun era Carole Bradshawwife of the late Nick “Goose” Bradshaw and mom of Bradley Bradshaw. He impersonated her Meg Ryan.
Top Gun: Maverick will arrive in our rooms on May 25th. Together with the aforementioned actors we will see Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman.
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