Stephen Colbert had Natalie Portman on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote her new documentary, Eating Animals. But before she could discuss her project, Colbert questioned Portman about her Harvard days, where she revealed that she was in the same class as Jared Kushner!
She told Colbert that they were, in fact, “friendly.” Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, even attended Portman’s wedding in 2012.
In more recent years, however, their friendship has ended. Portman equated Kushner to a “super villain.” Apparently Kushner isn’t phased by the insult—he’s said that his loss of friends is “exfoliating.” Colbert jokingly asked, “So you’re a dead skin cell?” to which Portman proclaimed, “Proudly!”
Some thought Portman’s comments were insensitive and inappropriate.
As educated and talented as she is, why go on a Late Night Comedians show and make this comment? Not very becoming of her at all!
— Dianna Casey (@dicasey2013) June 16, 2018
Who cares what @NateliePortman thinks? It is a nasty unkind statement. Super villain,which is 2 words by the way, seems applicable to say Castro, King Jung Un, Khaddafi, Osama Bin Ladin not a skinny quiet white guy
— Lovemaui (@1040joyce) June 16, 2018
She supported real villains and should choose her words more carefully. Nobody should cares that she is no longer friends with an old classmate…most of AMERICA aren’t friends with their old classmates. Attention grabbing or paid off.
— Amber Woody (@MrsAmberMWoody) June 16, 2018
Supervillain? He got married, is a successful businessman, and works with his father in law. How is that villainous? That's just a nasty comment.
— Maria (@NehoNana) June 16, 2018
But many others loved what she said and trust that a Marvel-ous heroine like Portman would know a super villain when she sees one!
I love Natalie Portmans work now I respect her integrity. Anxious to see her new film Eating Animals
— Monty Sullivan (@SullivanMonty) June 16, 2018
Good for her. When you sell your soul to the devil, you have to live with the consequences. Kushner made his choice.
— Brad Mueller (@bradleymueller) June 15, 2018
I adore Natalie Portman
— Tara (@Rhona0505) June 16, 2018
Padmé Amidala always stands on the right side of history believe her!
— Linda S Jennings (@LindaSJennings3) June 16, 2018
And of course Twitter always has a few jokes to make.
I mean she's seen this before… pic.twitter.com/nIyhbPMTU4
— Herb Kirkstreit (@THE_OSU) June 16, 2018
More like the super villain's squeeky-voiced sidekick.
— Dan Barber (@GoofballDan65) June 16, 2018
Daniel Dumile would take offense to this…
— BBB3K (@BBB3k) June 15, 2018
— Gideon Faygo (@bookjerk) June 16, 2018
Watch the full interview to hear the in Natalie’s own words!
H/T – The Late Show/YouTube