Fox Films, Natalie Portman Visit BaylorAug. 16, 1999
Baylor hosted Fox Films on campus for the filming of several scenes of Where The Heart Is, a comedy-drama starring Natalie Portman expected to be released in the year 2000.
It is the first time a major motion picture has used Baylor's campus as a set. More than 100 cast, crew and extras worked on campus from before dawn until sunset, shooting scenes in Burleson Quadrangle, Founders Mall, and Armstrong Browning Library. Most of the filming for the movie is being done elsewhere, but Fox selected Baylor's campus for scenes which take place on an East-coast college campus in the movie.
Portman is best known for her portrayal of Queen Amidala in the current Fox Films picture Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.