Natalie Portman Calls Harvard Classmate Jared Kushner a 'Supervillain'

Natalie Portman
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Natalie Portman during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on June 14, 2018.

Natalie Portman says her Harvard classmate Jared Kushner has become a “supervillain.”   

The Oscar-winning actress said on CBS’ Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday that there’s not much that’s funny to say about “someone you were friends with becoming a supervillain.”   

Portman and Kushner both graduated from Harvard in 2003.   

Portman noted that Kushner has compared friends he’s lost because of politics to “exfoliating.”   

Host Stephen Colbert asked, “So you’re a dead skin cell?” Portman answered, “Proudly.”

Colbert said Kushner was rumored to be not “that great of a student.” Portman said, “That is true, yes.”   

Kushner is a senior adviser and son-in-law to Republican President Donald Trump. Portman campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016.   

A spokesman for Kushner didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.



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