When asked about the omission of Charlie from the long-gestating sequel, "Top Gun: Maverick," McGillis didn't pull any punches.
Kelly McGillis Had A Brutally Honest Take On Her Top Gun: Maverick Exclusion
Set 30 years after the original, "Top Gun: Maverick" sees the return of plenty of familiar faces as well as a few new ones. But one major character fans will surely miss is Maverick's original love interest, Charlie (Kelly McGillis). Although she played a large role in the first "Top Gun," Charlie is noticeably missing from the sequel. When asked about the omission, McGillis didn't pull any punches.