"But I would much rather feel absolutely safe in my skin and who and what I am at my age than value all these other things," he added.
Also remembered in the films "The Witness" and "The Accused", the actress overcame several personal problems and has been living for several years away from the spotlight of Hollywwod, not even seeing the trailer.
Jennifer Connelly, 48, will be Maverick's new girlfriend, and Kelly McGillis said she was "very happy that she got this opportunity."
Meg Ryan, who was the wife of Goose, Maverick's dying partner in the first movie, has also been left out, but returns Val Kilmer as Tom "Iceman" Kazansky, Maverick's great rival.
Also in the cast are Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller (as Goose's son) and Glen Powell.
"Top Gun: Maverick" premieres on July 16, 2020 in Portugal.
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