Top Gun astrophysicist and civilian instructor Charlie Blackwood took Maverick’s breath away and theirs is a cinematic love story for the ages…or at least the 1980s, as McGillis says she wasn’t asked to be in the sequel. And she also barely made it to the first movie.
“I didn’t want to do it – there,” she recalls Guardians in 2001. “But because I did Witness, I owed Paramount another movie, and my agent said, ‘You have to do this.’ I took one look at it and said, ‘This is like a West in the sky – I don’t want to do this.’ It’s not about acting, it’s about being a cartoon character. Do you understand what I mean? I could have done it blindfolded. I’m so grateful that it gave me opportunities that I couldn’t have. But I come to work, do my thing, hang out with a bunch of boys, play baseball, and go home. It’s like being at camp. Why they hired me, I will never know. “
McGillis next plays a prosecutor seeking justice for a rape victim played by the eventual Oscar winner. Jodie Foster In Accused. She continues to act as she pleases Kid, North and many smaller movies and TV series, but she also opened a restaurant in Florida with her second husband, a yacht magnate, Fred Tillmanin the 1990s and put the operation on the following burner.
She has two daughters with Tillman, whom she divorced in 2002. She came out as gay in 2009 and had a civil union ceremony with her. Melanie Leis in 2010, but they broke up the following year.
“I think it’s just my priorities in life that have changed,” says McGillis Tonight’s reception in 2019 from home in North Carolina. “It wasn’t an important decision I made to leave [acting], it’s just that other things become more important. I love acting, I love what I do, I love the stage, but I don’t know. For me, my relationship with other people became much more important than my relationship with fame. “
She continued, “I’m a stay-at-home person. I’m really rooted in my family life… I can’t remember the last time I worked. I feel really lucky because I’m not in the family. But I have the choice to work, so I’m really lucky that way. Not many people get to have that choice later on growing up, so I feel very lucky. luck.”