Stevie Nicks says Reese Witherspoon is ‘too old’ to play her in movie

Fleetwood Mac are currently playing North American shows on their 2013 world tour

Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter Stevie Nicks has said that Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is now “too old” to play her in the movie of her life.

Nicks said that Witherspoon would have been her first choice for the role, but that the 37-year-old actress is now too old to portray the young Nicks.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada – via Rolling Stone – Nicks commented:

I’ve already told [Reese] she’s almost too old… I love her, but she’s like, ‘I could play your mother.’ I’m like ‘OK’.

In 2011 Stevie Nicks denied that a film of her life was to be made anytime soon, especially not with Lindsay Lohan.

Nicks told Us Weekly: “Nobody is making a movie about my life. When there is a movie about my life being made, everybody will know. And it will be serious. Everybody thinks they are making a movie about my life but it’s not true.”

Fleetwood Mac are currently on tour in North America, where they are playing classic tracks alongside new song ‘Sad Angel’.

Former band member Christine McVie has said that she would be keen to perform live with Fleetwood Mac when they play live in London later this year.

Speaking to Metro, McVie said: “If they wanted me to, I might pop back on stage when they’re in London just to do a little duet or something like that.”

Fleetwood Mac will play:

Dublin O2 (September 20)
London O2 Arena (24, 25, 27)
Birmingham LG Arena (29)
Manchester Arena (October 1)
Glasgow The Hydro (3)

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