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Top Gun 2 Moves Closer to Reality – But Who'll Be in It?

Top Gun 2 Moves Closer to Reality – But Who'll Be in It?

Originally posted 09/11/2014 02:10PM

Feeling the need? The need for speed? Soon, you may get it.

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Kelly McGillis: 'I Have a Very Quiet, Little Normal Life, and I Love It' | Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis: 'I Have a Very Quiet, Little Normal Life, and I Love It'

Originally posted 09/24/2013 11:30AM

After a hiatus that lasted a decade, Kelly McGillis has returned to acting. And if her trajectory this time isn't as stratospheric as her Top Gun days, that's just fine with her.

"It's like starting over because I've aged. I've changed," the actress, 56, tells Smashing Interviews magazine. "I have to reintroduce myself to people, so to speak. I don't want to try to recreate what kind of career I had before."

She adds: "I don't want to do plastic surgery. I don't want to try to look younger than what I am. I really want to do character roles."

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Top Gun Star Kelly McGillis & Girlfriend Join in Civil Union | Kelly McGillis

Top Gun Star Kelly McGillis & Girlfriend Join in Civil Union

Originally posted 09/18/2010 06:00PM

Actress Kelly McGillis and sales executive Melanie Leis, who have known each other since 2000, were joined in a civil union this week, The New York Times reports.

Judge Robert T. Zane III, municipal presiding judge for New Jersey's Camden County, N.J., officiated at the Collingswood Municipal Court on Wednesday, says the paper.

The couple met when Leis tended bar in the Key West, Fla., restaurant McGillis owned with her second husband, Fred Tillman, with whom she has two daughters: Kelsey Laure, 20, and Sonora Ashley, 17.

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Kelly McGillis: Coming Out as a Lesbian Not Easy | Kelly McGillis

Kelly McGillis: Coming Out as a Lesbian Not Easy

Originally posted 05/28/2009 04:55PM

Kelly McGillis was relaxing in the Florida sunshine and preparing to go on a cruise last February when a simple question caught her off guard: As a single woman, was she looking to date a man or a woman?

"It was like a moment of truth," says the actress, 52, who became a star after appearing with Tom Cruise in Top Gun in 1986. "[A reporter] asked me the question and I thought, Hmm, do I say the truth, or do I just say, It's none of your business, which is my standard answer?"

Her Truth

"I said you know, I'm just going to say the truth," McGillis told PEOPLE at rehearsals for her new play The Little Foxes, which opens May 29 at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, Calif.

McGillis's "truth" was a long time coming, and the answer was simple: "Definitely a woman."

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Top Gun's Kelly McGillis 'Done with the Man Thing'

Top Gun's Kelly McGillis 'Done with the Man Thing'

Originally posted 04/30/2009 02:20PM

Kelly McGillis, best known as Tom Cruise's girlfriend in 1986's Top Gun, has revealed to the Internet show Girl Rock! that she is single but no longer searching for a male companion.

Asked if she's looking to date a man or woman, the actress, 51, replied, "Definitely a woman."

The twice-divorced mother of two daughters – her movies also include 1985's Witness, with Harrison Ford, and 1988's The Accused, with Jodie Foster – said she's "done with the man thing. I did that. I need to move on in life. It's a part of being true to yourself. That's been a challenge for me."

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