03:49 PM EDT 08/24/2014
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."
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.
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?"
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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