Stevie Nicks: Witherspoon's Too Old to Portray Me
By ROBERT PACE
April 16, 2013
Steve Nicks' alluring life filled with the many escapades she's endured as the lead vocalist of Fleetwood Mac and a solo artist urges to one day be adapted into a biopic. Nicks had originally tabbed Reese Witherspoon to play her on the big screen, but she is now repealing her as her selection.
"I've already told [Reese] she’s almost too old," Nicks told ET Canada at the Toronto premiere of her new documentary, In Your Dreams.
Although Nicks says in the documentary, which tracks the making of her 2011 album of the same name, that she wants the 37-year-old actress to represent her in a film, she appears to have second-guessed herself in the time that has passed.
"I love her, but she's like, 'I could play your mother.' I'm like 'O.K,'" the 64-year-old singer-songwriter said.
Witherspoon may not be the ideal age Nicks has in mind for her portrayer, but she has had a successful history with portraying musicians.
At 30, she won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and a SAG Award for portraying June Carter, singer and wife of Johnny Cash, in the 2005 biopic based on Cash's life, Walk the Line.
While Nicks' biopic is nothing more than a conceptualization at this point, her real life is on full display in her recently released documentary. Her producing partner and Eurythmics musician Dave Stewart originally suggested that Nicks film the process of recording her first solo studio album in 10 years.
The "Talk to Me" singer wasn't too keen on the filming at first, but eventually allowed it, assuming that it would be used for a personal keepsake later on. With that mindset, she was startled when the footage was used as a standalone documentary.
"I thought a few people would see it and love it and it would go back on the library shelf," she told ET Canada. "They say good things come to people who wait… I think good things come to people who don’t expect anything."
Perhaps Nicks wasn't expecting the footage to be developed into a documentary, but In Your Dreams isn't the first documentary based on an album production in which she was partaken.
A documentary called Destiny Rules, based on the recording of Fleetwood Mac's most recent album (Say You Will), was released in 2004.