Then & Now: Revisiting 'Good Will Hunting'
The white-haired woman in the first scene of the movie next to Matt Damon's house was a neighborhood resident who happened to be on her back porch while crews were filming, said Harrington.
I think she was just sitting over there and we were like, 'Do you mind being in the movie?' he said. Gus Van Sants like that. He sees some guys over there, he asks them if he can shoot the scene there.