Reese Witherspoon says 'Legally Blonde' wasn't allowed to film at Stanford University after school greenlit 'Insecure' to shoot on campus

Stanford University claims that its filming policy protects the privacy of its students. David Madison/Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon stated that "Legally Blonde," was not allowed to film at Stanford University.

Issa Rae tweeted Witherspoon on October 24, thanking Stanford for allowing her to film in-person.

Stanford has a long-standing policy of filming that required "Legally Blonde", to use Harvard instead.

Reese Witherspoon shared recently that "Legally Blonde", originally meant to be shot on Stanford University's campus, after she congratulated fellow alumni, Issa Rae for getting permission to film on school grounds.

After Rae thanked Stanford in a Twitter on October 24, for their long-standing policy of not changing, the revelation was made.

"Shout out @Stanford for breaking the 'no filming" rule for us!" Rae wrote.

Witherspoon responded with the tweet, "This is major!" Fun fact: Legally Blonde was not allowed to be filmed there. We went to Harvard instead.

"Also proud @Stanford alumni here. Fear the Tree," she said.

Stanford prohibits its name from being used in commercial films or filming on campus. According to the policy, the university made the decision due to "year-round campus activities" to ensure "the privacy of its students, faculty and staff."

According to "The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations", despite the fact that "Legally Blonde," 2001 was shot at Harvard University, "Legally Blonde's" campus scenes were shot at the University of Southern California and the University of California Los Angeles, California Institute of Technology, Rose City High School, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

According to The Los Angeles Times 2001 report, Harvard University doesn't allow commercial filming on its campus. However, feature films have made use of the school's setting for their productions due to its loose policies regarding using its name in movies and TV shows.

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