Danica Patrick says Aniston is too old to play her, but Angelina is fine

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26 year-old professional race car driver Danica Patrick was asked in an interview who she would like to play her in a movie version of her life. Given Patricks’s popularity and her unique story of triumph in a male-dominated sport, it’s a legitimate question. Dark-haired beauty Patrick, who appears in a scantily-clad spread in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue, immediately mentioned Angelina Jolie. When someone asked her about Jennifer Aniston, she said “I don’t think that’d be age appropriate,” meaning Aniston is too old.

Whom would sexy race car driver Danica Patrick want to play her in a movie?

“I’ve always said Angelina Jolie would be great because she’s an action star,” Patrick, 26, told a group of Canadian bloggers.

“Although I don’t quite look like her,” Patrick goes on.

What about Jennifer Aniston?

“I don’t think that’d be age appropriate,” she says of the He’s Just Not That Into You star, who just celebrated her 40th birthday. “She’s older than me!”

Aniston and Jolie are set to face off at this Sunday’s Academy Awards — the first time they’ll have seen each other since Brad Pitt and Aniston split in 2005.

John Mayer will be on the arm of Aniston, a presenter, while Jolie and Pitt are both up for awards.

[From US Weekly]

In regards to that last sentence about how Aniston is going to the Oscars with Mayer: Mayer really blew it by revealing that he was going to the Oscars because they’re working hard to make the presenters a surprise this year. Until he confirmed that he would be Aniston’s date, her presenting duties were just a rumor.

Jolie is five years older than Patrick at 33, but the press doesn’t focus on her age as much. It seems we’ve heard over and over again these past few weeks that “Aniston is turning 40.” Someone was just trying to continue that never-ending Aniston/Angelina rivalry by bringing up the former Friends star to Patrick. You can’t blame her for wanting a younger, and arguably more prestigious star, to play her.

As Kaiser mentioned yesterday, when Angelina and Aniston finally “meet” at the Oscars during Aniston’s presenting gig you can bet the camera will keep going back to Brad and Angelina at their table. They will put on their best happy faces and we’ll see just why they’re both nominated for Oscars this year.

Danica Patrick is shown at the Teen Choice Awards on 8/3/08. Angelina is shown at the BAFTA Awards on 2/8/09. Credit: WENN

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  1. Persistent Cat says:

    Someone was just trying to continue that never-ending Aniston/Angelina rivalry by bringing up the former Friends star to Patrick.

    No offence but isn’t that the point of this post?

    They don’t sit at tables at the Oscars.

  2. vale says:

    Hm. That seemed pretty snipey. Not a word, I know. But a pretty useless jab no?
    I think she’d rather Angelina represent her for the looks and attitude she’d bring to the table, which she thinks would be associated to her. I’ve heard Danica has a LOT of attitude, and not the good kind.
    She kind of looks like a cross between Sandra Bullock and Linda the secretary in Becker

  3. Celebitchy says:

    @Persistantcat: according to what Hugh Jackman has said about the ceremony it’s going to be a “nightclub feel” with a much different layout and the attendees closer to the stage. I’m envisioning tables.

  4. NJMDPS says:

    She’s not too full of herself!

  5. Trillion says:

    Danica, unlike most celebs her age, has absolutely earned the right to be full of herself, style issues notwithstanding. Her belt would look great with jeans. I have no idea why she paired it with that dress.

  6. nan says:

    Funny – cuz Angelina looks 10 years older than Jennifer – Angelina has lots of bags and wrinkles even with all her plastic surgery

  7. Ash says:

    This is just ridiculous…but what do you expect.

  8. Kaiser says:

    They do sort of look similiar – they could related. I could see it.

    I don’t really think Danica was taking a swipe at Aniston, but any reason for a pity party, etc.

  9. Kaiser says:

    *could BE related. F-ck.

  10. geronimo says:

    That US piece is actually really snipey (borrowing your word, vale.)

    Danica Patrick’s age is a very significant part of her success, there have to be other actresses out there who fit the bill more age/talent appropriately than either Jolie or Aniston.

  11. Betty B says:

    I don’t think Danica was trying to be mean to Aniston. I think she was saying more that Aniston is boring and pretty much average looking, while Angelina who is undeniably beautiful has a kick a s s attitude which is more her style.

  12. kap says:

    She said AJ would be good because she’s an action star. JA IS too old to play a 26 yr old race car driver. I know they can do a lot with makeup and lighting, though, so it’s not impossible. Why would someone ask her about JA in the first place? These rags are still making $ off these 3, so it’s not in their interest to end the triangle. Unfortunately, it’s not in JA’s interest to end it either, if it were she wouldn’t still be talking about her “husband” 4 years later or be attending the Oscars in a year when BP and AJ are both nominated.

  13. california angel says:

    No offense to anybody, but Danica is considered a joke in the sport of racing. My brothers have been racing open-wheel cars for 14 years and they have raced against many a women who are very good at what they do. Not ONE of these women/girls have had to use their sexuality to sell themselves. Of course Danica actually has a huge amount of talent, but as someone who has been around the sport my whole life, I can tell you that any other woman involved in the sport would say that using your body to call attention to the sport just degrades all fellow female competitors and takes away from their credibility in such a male-dominated sport.

  14. Dooofus says:

    Jesus H. Christ!! Check out those pics of Danica over at SI…I had no idea she was THAT hot!

  15. Ohforf says:

    California Angel, I think it’s easy for those other women in racing to say they would never objectify themselves, since most of them are pretty manly. It’s not hard to say you want to be taken seriously as a driver and not be a sex object when you’re all fugly. Danica is HOT.

    It’s like so many of those women you see at abortion protests. Most of them are women I wouldn’t want to bump uglies with anyway, let alone breed with

  16. Blah blah blah says:

    That sounds so spiteful. And it’s pretty stupid as it is–as if Angelina actually looks any younger than Aniston, and isn’t that the real point? And–yeah this will sound mean–I don’t think Angelina is average-looking enough to play Danica.

  17. kimberly says:

    She’s completely average looking. Nearly any woman can look “hot” like her when they’re given the right hairstyle, clothes, or make up. Her personality is truly ugly and overshadows everything about her.

  18. Chiara says:

    Who plays female action heroes and who plays romantic comic leads … :)

  19. vixen says:

    I agree with the first post. Danica Ptrick? What does she do?Drive wow sit on you butt oh yeah push the gas pedal. HA the bitch is too full of herself. She’s not cute either.

  20. becca says:

    california angel: There’s always been something about Danica that’s rubbed me the wrong way. She’s always struck me as a fame whore. I don’t know much about racecars, but that strikes me as shameful. Because of her unique success, she’s automatically branded as a role model.

    Bad role model.

  21. Vibius says:

    Shes either extremely full of herself or a smart ass (we recognize our own).

  22. Joolzz says:

    I know! it can be lindsay lohans come back role!!!! ahah

  23. GimmeABreak says:

    @ Kimberly: Ditto! She’s so completely average and unimpressive and truthfully hasn’t done that well on the circuit. I’m thinking she needs to go away.

  24. Learn Math says:

    33-26= 7, not 5

  25. NotBlonde says:

    ‘They will put on their best happy faces and we’ll see just why they’re both nominated for Oscars this year.’….and why they won’t win…

    Kap, if you are asked to present at the Oscars, you present at the Oscars. Period. Jennifer Aniston shouldn’t have to lead her life by avoiding those two.

    Danica Patrick, from what I’ve heard, is a Class-A bitch who thinks she’s hot shit for not being a dyke in a dykey “sport” full of men.

    Jennifer Aniston is too old to play her and so is Angelina Jolie. She wants Angelina to play her so she looks more physically attractive.

  26. K-Ci says:

    Angelina? Not even close. I would have immediately thought Megan Fox as a THE perfect fit. She’s young enough. Angelina doesn’t come across as young, just vampy and over the top. I loved the last comment, Celebitchy!

  27. hmm says:

    What person would choose someone who 26 wants someone who is almost 15 years older to play them in a movie? It was a ridiculous question to begin with and the response was just honest, so I don’t see why she should be crucified.

  28. hmm says:


    What person who is 26 would choose someone who almost….

  29. elainebenes says:

    Your “pity party” crap is getting old, Kaiser. What a pile of b*****t.

  30. jayem says:

    I think the perfect person would be Shiri Appleby. They look SO much alike.

  31. Aspen says:

    Angelina Jolie is the same age as me…and last time I checked, 33-26 means that Angelina is 7 years older than Ms. Patrick.

    I mean, yes, Jennifer Aniston is older, but so is Angelina Jolie. It’s “only” 7 years, but in terms of a woman’s aging process the difference between mid-20′s and mid-30′s is pretty huge.

    She’s a very young woman. She should be portrayed by a very young woman…imo. I don’t think either actress would be appropriate.

    I canNOT believe I’m saying this, but Lindsay Lohan comes to mind.

  32. l per says:

    Someone was just trying to continue that never-ending Aniston/Angelina rivalry by bringing up the former Friends star to Patrick.

    yeah, probably the obsessed-angelina-fans
    celebitchy writers,

  33. daisy424 says:

    Camilla Belle would be a good choice and the right age.

    @Elainebenes; It is a pity party, JA sent out the invitations, you weren’t invited.

  34. elainebenes says:

    daisy, could you crawl up Jolie’s ass any higher??

  35. Daisy424 says:

    Elainebenes, In my comment to you I was referring to Jennifer Aniston, yet you bring up Angelina Jolie, hit a nerve did I?

    Is your comment supposed to what, insult me? Nice try kiddo, but my grandson could have done a better job and he’s 9.

    Thanks for the laugh!

  36. elainebenes says:

    Ah, daisy, sorry, I misunderstood.

    Not trying to insult you, You’re comments are entertaining, as always.

  37. elainebenes says:

    dammit, “your”

  38. daisy424 says:

    @elainebenes; No problem, *Wink*

  39. elainebenes says:

    Thanks, daisy :)

  40. willy wonka says:

    I love how US WEEKLY tries to pull more celebs into the triangle bullshit, creating more mileage out of a 5 yr old divorce. We still fall for it every time. And, even Danica fell for it. Next time, someone brings up a stupid comparison between Jolie/Aniston, she should say “That’s so 5 years ago, don’t you have a life, US WEEKLY?”

  41. Dr. Phillip says:

    I think that any 15 year old boy could play danica. Immature, moody and no tits.

  42. mike says:

    I find it hard to believe Danica Patrick is 27? she surely isn’t aging well.

    Angeline would be more appropriate for the role though. She has that bitchy attitude/look and is a fantastic actress. I never cared much for Anistons acting or her looks.

  43. Jersey says:

    I love how US WEEKLY tries to pull more celebs into the triangle bullshit, creating more mileage out of a 5 yr old divorce.

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