Top Gun star Kelly McGillis makes a rare public appearance

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 18:17 EDT, 12 June 2018 | Updated: 21:15 EDT, 12 June 2018

She is best known for her role as Maverick's instructor Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood in the iconic Eighties film. 

And Kelly McGillis has since stepped out of the spotlight after the success of that hit movie.

The 60-year-old actress made a rare public appearance while out in Hendersonville, North Carolina over the weekend.

Kelly McGillis made a rare public appearance while out in Hendersonville, North Carolina over the weekend
Kelly McGillis made a rare public appearance while out in Hendersonville, North Carolina over the weekend
McGillis pictured in 1986 hit film Top Gun
McGillis pictured in 1986 hit film Top Gun

Kelly McGillis made a rare public appearance while out in Hendersonville, North Carolina over the weekend

The talented thespian opted for comfort in a white top, black trousers and sandals.

She also held onto a denim jacket and protected her eyes with designer shades. 

In the iconic Eighties film, McGillis played the love-interest of Tom Cruise's character LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell.

Kelly has had a successful career after Top Gun as she has starred in over 50 projects including 1985 Harrison Ford film Witness. 

The 60-year-old talented thespian opted for comfort in a white top, black trousers and sandals.
The 60-year-old talented thespian opted for comfort in a white top, black trousers and sandals.

The 60-year-old talented thespian opted for comfort in a white top, black trousers and sandals.

She also held onto a denim jacket and protected her eyes with designer shades
She also held onto a denim jacket and protected her eyes with designer shades

She also held onto a denim jacket and protected her eyes with designer shades

She is best known for her role as Maverick's instructor Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood in the iconic Eighties film
She is best known for her role as Maverick's instructor Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood in the iconic Eighties film

She is best known for her role as Maverick's instructor Charlotte 'Charlie' Blackwood in the iconic Eighties film

Her most recent work has seen her in 2017 thriller Maternal Secrets as she starred alongside Kate Mansi.

 McGillis' emergence comes at an interesting time as filming for the sequel of Top Gun has begun. There is no word yet if she will be part of the reprisal.

Last week it was reported by The Wrap that her co-star Val Kilmer, 58,  will reprise his role in the upcoming Top Gun 2.

In the iconic Eighties film, McGillis played the love-interest of Tom Cruise's character LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell
In the iconic Eighties film, McGillis played the love-interest of Tom Cruise's character LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell

In the iconic Eighties film, McGillis played the love-interest of Tom Cruise's character LT Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell

The sequel's plot line, featuring Tom Cruise, has yet to be revealed. 

Back in 2015, Val 'jumped the topgun,' when he revealed on Facebook that he was offered a role in Top Gun: Maverick. 

'Offered ‪#‎topgun2‬ — not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script…' he said. 

He then added: 'This is a long way off so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role.

Cruise, Don Simpson, McGillis, and Jerry Bruckheimer -  pictured from left to right - on set of Top Gu n
Cruise, Don Simpson, McGillis, and Jerry Bruckheimer -  pictured from left to right - on set of Top Gu n

Cruise, Don Simpson, McGillis, and Jerry Bruckheimer -  pictured from left to right - on set of Top Gu n

'I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun…an innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent.'    

In the original Top Gun, Kilmer played Cruise's adversary. 

The film follows Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, played by Tom, and Iceman as they compete to become the United States Navy's top fighter pilot. 

Round two: Round two: Last week The Wrap confirmed that Val Kilmer reprise his role in the upcoming Top Gun 2
Round two: Round two: Last week The Wrap confirmed that Val Kilmer reprise his role in the upcoming Top Gun 2
Throwback: It's been more than 30 years since Kilmer played the role of Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky in the 1986 film Top Gun
Throwback: It's been more than 30 years since Kilmer played the role of Tom 'Iceman' Kazansky in the 1986 film Top Gun

Round two: Last week The Wrap confirmed that Val Kilmer reprise his role in the upcoming Top Gun 2

Back in 2015, Val 'jumped the topgun,' when he revealed on Facebook that he was offered a role in Top Gun: Maverick. 'Offered ‪#‎topgun2‬ — not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script…' he said
Back in 2015, Val 'jumped the topgun,' when he revealed on Facebook that he was offered a role in Top Gun: Maverick. 'Offered ‪#‎topgun2‬ — not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script…' he said

Back in 2015, Val 'jumped the topgun,' when he revealed on Facebook that he was offered a role in Top Gun: Maverick. 'Offered ‪#‎topgun2‬ — not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script…' he said

Top Gun grossed nearly $357 million worldwide following its release.     

Joseph Kosinski will direct the sequel following the 2012 suicide of Top Gun's original director Tony Scott. 

And Val, who is a survivor of throat cancer, will have to navigate acting with a distorted voice box. 

Top Gun 2 is slated to hit theaters on July 12, 2019. 

Enemies: In the original Top Gun, Kilmer played Cruise's adversary. The film follows Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, played by Tom, and Iceman as they compete to become the United States Navy's top fighter pilot 
Enemies: In the original Top Gun, Kilmer played Cruise's adversary. The film follows Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, played by Tom, and Iceman as they compete to become the United States Navy's top fighter pilot 

Enemies: In the original Top Gun, Kilmer played Cruise's adversary. The film follows Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell, played by Tom, and Iceman as they compete to become the United States Navy's top fighter pilot 

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