Top Gun‘s sequel Top Gun: Maverickis introducing a new adore interest for the iconic fighter captain. Jennifer Connelly will woo Maverick, as a single mom who is the owner of a disallow. No other details have been shared about the character, including her epithet. While there are theories that she might be Penny Benjamin, who is mentioned in the first movie but never evidenced, the additive of this new love accompanieds up the question of why Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis won’t reprise her role as Charlie.

In an interrogation with Entertainment Tonight, McGillis was blunt about why she wasn’t asked to join Top Gun: Maverick. “I’m old and I’m solid I gape age-appropriate for what my age is, and that is not what that entire scene is about, ” she asked. “But … I’d much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my senility as opposed to placing a significance on all that other stuff.”

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Though some followers might be baffled Maverick and Charlie aren’t together anymore, McGillis isn’t hurt by the decision to not include her. The actress hasn’t had many personas since the iconic ‘8 0s movie, and said in an interview with USA Today that having a new lifestyle has shifted her focus from her perform busines 😛 TAGEND

“I think precisely my priorities in life changed. It wasn’t like a major decision that I made to leave, it was just that other things became more important. I love acting, I enjoy what I do, I adore doing theater, but I don’t know. To me, my ties-in to other beings became far more important than my relationship to fame.”

She also mentioned to USA Today that right now she’s perfectly content staying at home with their own children, rather than spending her meter on provide. “I am a residence being. I’m genuinely sprung in my home life … I can’t recollect the last time I wreaked, ” she said. “I feel really sanctified that I don’t have to work, you are aware? But I get the option to work, so I’m truly sanctified in that way. Not many parties get that option later in life, so I feel very lucky.”

But, for love who care about Charlie not being in Top Gun: Maverick, there’s still hope that they’ll know what she’s up to. The sequel will potentially explain what happened in their relationship and what Charlie is doing now. Though not much has been shared about the patch, it’s expected that the sequel will update love on what’s been going on in the past three decades since Maverick returned to Topgun as an instructor.

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