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Catty Stevie Nicks on Reese Witherspoon: She’s “too old”

What does Stevie Nicks have against Reese Witherspoon? The iconic singer said she thinks the actress is too old to play her in a Fleetwood Mac biopic. Amazingly, Witherspoon agrees.

Stevie Nicks thinks Reese Witherspoon is too old to play her

Stevie Nicks is not good at making up her mind. The former Fleetwood Mac singer once said she wanted actress Reese Witherspoon to play her in a biopic.

Not anymore.

“I’ve already told [Reese] she’s almost too old,” Nicks told ET Canada at the premiere of her new documentary, In Your Dreams.

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Why the change of heart? The 37-year-old actress is now past the age to convincingly play the blonde singer during her Fleetwood Mac heyday.

But, the new mom of baby Tennessee isn’t insulted by it.

“I love her, but she’s like, ‘I could play your mother.’ I’m like ‘OK,'” the “Landslide” singer joked.

Nicks might want to reconsider that, though: Witherspoon did win an Oscar for her portrayal of country icon June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. Both Carter and Nicks are strong women — and Witherspoon is a strong woman in her own right. It’s a win-win (at least to us). Plus, Hollywood makeup pros can work a lot of magic these days… just sayin’.

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But, an actual Fleetwood Mac biopic is a long way off. For now, Nicks is focusing on her documentary.

“I thought a few people would see it and love it and it would go back on the library shelf,” Nicks said of the film that follows the recording of her 2011 album. “They say good things come to people who wait… I think good things come to people who don’t expect anything.”

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