In a June 14th appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, actress Natalie Portman revealed that she’s never met Mark Hamill (whose mother she played in the Star Wars saga), but she has met Jared Kushner, President Trump’s Senior Advisor and son-in-law. In fact, Portman and Kushner graduated in the same Harvard class and “were friendly,” she told Colbert with a grimace. Note the use of “were.”
Portman went on to confirm that Kushner “wasn’t that great of a student,” as Colbert put it. The host then asked if she had any particularly funny stories about the now-infamous presidential advisor, to which she candidly replied,
Ouch. But also, hear, hear.
Portman continued, “He [Kushner] said in some interview that the friends he’s lost because of politics, it’s like exfoliating,” which Colbert noted essentially makes her “dead skin.” (Gross. But also, lol.) The actress nodded, saying she was “proud” of the label.
Check out the full interview here:
Portman, who’s releasing a documentary later this week about vegetarianism called Eating Animals, is known for her feminist views and passion for women’s rights (she famously called out the “all-male nominees” for Best Director at the 2018 Golden Globes). So we’re not exactly surprised she’s no fan of the current administration. (Remember when Kushner reportedly tried to bribe Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards to get the organization to stop providing affordable and accessible abortions to women in need?)
Kudos to Portman for saying what most of us are thinking. It’s always sad to lose a friend, but in this case, it was probably for the best.