What Is Kelly McGillis Doing Now? A Closer Look at Her Career
“I feel really blessed that I don’t have to work,” she says.
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Kelly McGillis gained her breakthrough in the entertainment industry in the mid-1980s after portraying roles like Rachel in Witness and Charlie in Top Gun. For her performance in the former one, she even got nominated for Best Actress for a BAFTA Film Award.
Fast forward to the present time, the once-renowned actress is nowhere to be seen in Hollywood. And that absence got felt by millions when the sequel to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick, got released in 2022 after years of delay.
So, the question looming around everyone’s mind is, “What’s Kelly McGillis doing now?” “Where is Kelly McGillis today?” and “Why did the A-lister actress seemingly leave Hollywood?”
During her 2019 interview with Entertainment Tonight, McGillis answered some burning questions about her present life, what she had been up to, and why she wasn’t in Top Gun: Maverick.
McGillis’s focus in life changed after 2000 as she took fewer acting roles, and that decision came when she got sober and was on a journey to figure out herself. She said, “I think just my priorities in life changed.”
“It wasn’t like a major decision that I made to leave, it was just that other things became more important. I love acting, I love what I do, I love doing theater, but I don’t know. To me, my relationships to other people became far more important than my relationship to fame.”
“I feel really blessed that I don’t have to work, you know? But I get the option to work, so I’m really blessed in that way. Not many people get that option later in life, so I feel very lucky,” McGillis added.
And one of the priorities she had was to raise her two daughters – Kelsey and Sonora – whom she shares with her ex-husband Fred Tillman. She told the outlet that she was focused on raising her children when she wasn’t acting.
She said, “It was very challenging for me to have any kind of sense of self or self-identity or real self-worth other than what I did for a living. And it just—it didn’t become a priority; what became the priority initially was raising my girls and being the best sober parent I could be.”
Kelly McGillis then and now (Photo: Twitter)
One of the other topics discussed during McGillis’s interview with Entertainment Tonight was if she was asked to be a part of Top Gun: Maverick or if it was her decision not to be a part of the now-box office blockbuster sequel movie.
She replied that she wasn’t asked to return to Top Gun: Maverick. “Oh my god, no,” she said. She added, “I’m old, and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate for what my age is. And that is not what that whole scene is about.”
“To me, I’d much rather feel absolutely secure in my skin and who and what I am at my age as opposed to placing a value on all that other stuff.”
As she went on, she mentioned that she wasn’t in a hurry to watch the sequel movie, which was initially scheduled to be released in 2019 but got delayed due to COVID-19.
“I guess it depends on what kind of reviews it gets. I’m not racing to the theater, and I’m not racing away from the theater to see it. It’s just not on my little list of things that I would like to get done,” McGillis told the outlet.
As for why McGillis wasn’t in the movie, director Joseph Kosinski told Insider, “I didn’t want every storyline to always be looking backwards. It was important to introduce some new characters.”
Since that interview, there haven’t been many updates about her. It could be assumed that she has been going well and keeping with her priorities. On the other hand, she did return to Hollywood for a cameo role as Miriam Saslaw in the 2020 TV show Dirty John.
That said, McGillis, who is 65 years of age now and has 54 acting credits to date, might be relishing her time outside the entertainment industry. In 2013, she told Yahoo! she did other work outside the industry to make a living for herself and her family.
And the work included one as a teacher and another at a rehab center. She told the outlet, “I did have another job for a while and it is working at drug and rehabilitation center. Right now, I am concentrating teaching acting privately in small studio that goes with a school in Asheville, North Carolina.”
“I feel it is my time to give back, and that’s something that I know how to do. And yeah, I live a quiet, little life. I live in a log cabin on top of the hill in North Carolina, and it is lovely,” she added.
So, it could be possible that she still lives in North Carolina and has the same profession, but it couldn’t be said with full confidence without any confirmation.
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Nick Lachey Still Has a Huge Net Worth in 2023 — Know All Details
All about Nick Lachey’s net worth as of 2023.
Nick Lachey is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and television personality who has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades.
He first gained fame as the lead singer of the boy band 98 Degrees before branching out into a successful solo career and various other endeavors.
Despite some ups and downs in his career, Nick has managed to maintain a substantial net worth thanks to his various ventures and successful investments.
Nick Lachey’s net worth in 2023
As of 2023, Nick still has a huge net worth, estimated at $25 million, with an annual salary of a million dollars.
The 49-year-old television personality has accumulated most of his wealth through his singing career and other business endeavors.
Nick Lachey. (Source: nicklachey/Instagram)
Sources suggested that he earned a whopping $5 million through the American Idol television show in 2011 and up to $10 million in 2013.
Recently, Nick and his wife Vanessa Lachey, who have three children, spent over $5 million to buy a new mansion in the Los Angeles suburbs.
The 7,000-square-foot mansion is located in Tarzana and was previously owned by NFL player Randall Cobb.
The property features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two powder rooms, a built-in bar and grill, a playhouse, a tennis/basketball court, and a swimming pool.
Inside the home, there’s a large open-plan living and dining area, a chef’s kitchen with marble countertops and top-of-the-range appliances, a formal and casual dining room, a games room with a wet bar, a media room, and a fitness room with mirrored walls.
With his impressive net worth and successful business ventures, Nick continues to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry.
Nick Lachey’s early life and career
Nick was born on November 9, 1973, in Harlan, Kentucky, to Cathalyn and John Lachey. His brother, Drew Lachey, is also a singer and actor, and the two have worked together closely throughout their careers.
His maternal grandfather, Robert James Fopma, was of Dutch descent, and he has other ancestries from English, Scottish, German, Welsh, and French backgrounds.
The actor attended Clovernook Elementary School in North College Hill, Ohio, and the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati.
Later, Nick enrolled in Miami University and joined the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In the mid-1990s, he and his friend Justin Jeffre started their professional singing career at Kings Island.
The Kentucky native then became a member of the boy band 98 Degrees, along with his brother Drew, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons.
Their debut album, 98 Degrees, was followed up with their successful album, 98 Degrees and Rising, which sold over 10 million records.
During the summer of 2003, the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, featuring Nick and his then-wife Jessica Simpson, began airing on MTV.
Nick released his first solo album, SoulO, in November 2003, which was not commercially successful. However, his second album, What’s Left of Me, released in 2006, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
He has also worked as a television host and producer, with his projects including Taking the Stage, The Sing-Off, America’s Most Musical Family, and Love Is Blind.
Additionally, the host is also part owner of the Hollywood Fame, a team in the American Basketball Association.
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Ben Barnes Got Embroiled in Julianne Hough’s Racist Scandal
Ben Barnes is rumored to be dating Julianne Hough.
English actor and singer Ben Barnes became involved in his rumored girlfriend, Julianne Hough’s racist controversy.
Barnes was rumored to be dating his long-time friend Hough. This news did not sit well with his fans, and they began calling him out for dating a racist. The actor later responded to the fan’s backlash by blocking them, particularly his POC (people of color) fans.
Following Barnes’ action, his fans dragged him online. On August 13, 2022, one Twitter user wrote, “Ben Barnes blocking people because they bring up the fact his girlfriend is racist and said she hoped people would just forget about it is peak career tanking moves.”
Many people agreed after seeing the tweet. “It’s amazing how someone who had a successful year last year has decided to absolutely shoot themself in the foot like this haha,” one person said.
Even though the actor faced a lot of backlash for blocking people, some backed him. One social media user said, “Ben blocked people who said awful things, NOT because they were POC (people of color). Ben may or may not have a girlfriend right now. And it’s wrong to call someone a racist based on one stupid decision that they have admitted was a mistake.”
Ben Barnes and Julianne Hough dating rumor
Barnes and Hough have been friends since the mid-2010s, and they even went to an HBO Emmys party together in 2016.
They raised eyebrows when they were photographed together during the COVID-19 lockdown in Los Angeles in April 2020. Hough’s ex-husband Brooks Laich was quarantined separately in Idaho at the time.
Ben Barnes and Julianne Hough were spotted together in New York. (Source: Instagram)
Barnes and Hough’s romance rumors resurfaced in January 2021, when the couple appeared happy and cozy in photographs while on an ice cream date, just three months after Hough filed for divorce from Brooks. In June 2022, their divorce was finalized.
Likewise, on August 17, 2022, the actor and his alleged girlfriend were photographed walking through New York’s Washington Square. The next day, Barnes was seen leaving Hough’s home.
Moreover, the insider told Life and Style, “They’ve officially been an item for two months and he has been flying to and from L.A. to be with her in New York. When they’re not together, they FaceTime every day. They’re so adorable together. Everything about the relationship is so easy and Julianne can be her true self with him. She’s never been happier.”
However, as of this date, neither Barnes nor Hough has responded to the dating rumors.
Julianne Hough addressed the blackface costume
Hough addressed her controversial 2013 Halloween costume, in which she dressed up as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren, played by Uzo Aduba on Orange Is the New Black. People began to call her racist after her picture appeared on the internet.
Julianne Hough was accused of being racist. (Source: Twitter)
Hough quickly apologized for her controversial makeup. “I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created,” she wrote on Twitter.
“It was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone. I’m sorry if my costume hurt or offended anyone.”
Who Are Ben Barnes’ Parents? Inside the Barnes Family
Ben Barnes’ top priority is his parents.
Ben Barnes has a close relationship with his parents.
Ben was born on August 20, 1981, in southwest London to Jewish mother Patricia Becker and non-Jewish father Thomas Barnes. His mother was a sexual relationship therapist, and his father was a psychotherapist who has worked with patients with mental health issues for over fifty years.
According to Live Journal, the actor was teased about his mother’s profession when he was a child. “It must have been quite difficult for him,” one of his friends said. “No teenage boy wants his mother and sex mentioned in the same sentence.”
Likewise, Ben revealed that his parents were strict, but they were also very supportive. The actor grew up along with his younger sibling, Jack Barnes.
Ben Barnes took a break from acting to care for his mother
Ben took time away from acting while starring in the American dystopian science fiction western television series Westworld to care for his mother, who was battling cancer.
In an interview with Foxes magazine, the actor stated that his mother was diagnosed with cancer during the second season of the show, and he was grateful for the showrunners’ consideration of his situation.
Ben Barnes’ mother was diagnosed with cancer. (Source: Instagram)
Ben said, “When the second season started, my mum was not very well, with cancer, and so I went to showrunners, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, who are forever soldered into my life as the best people in the industry.
He added, “I said, ‘I don’t know what to do, my mum’s got to go [and] have this surgery, and I can live with not being in the second season of the show, I can’t live with not being there for my mum.’ They literally [said], ‘bye-bye, get on the plane, we’ll figure it out.’ That was the entire conversation, they just said we’ll figure it out, and hugged me.”
Following his mother’s treatment, he took to Instagram to thank all of the doctors who helped save his mother’s life. The actor also believed his mother was the bravest person he knew.
He wrote in the caption, “My mum is the bravest human being I have ever known; she has shown me the meaning of true courage in facing bold treatments head-on without a flicker of hesitation. Her battle gives everything perspective and meaning. Stories of hope are so important in my life, but none more than hers. I love you, mama.”
Ben Barnes’s acting career
Ben began his television career in 2006, with a guest appearance on the UK series Doctors. According to IMDb, he rose to prominence in June 2008 for his role as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
In November of the same year, he played John Whittaker opposite Jessica Biel and Colin Firth in Stephan Elliott’s romantic comedy Easy Virtue, which was based on Noel Coward’s play of the same name.
His other films include Locked In, Killing Bono, The Big Wedding, and many more. Similarly, his television credits include Sons of Liberty, The Punisher, Gold Digger, and others.
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