Natalie Portman says White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDonald Trump slams Jan. 6 panel after Ivanka Trump interview request: 'They'll go after children' Kushner investment firm raises more than B: report Trump: Netanyahu 'never wanted peace' with Palestinians MORE, her former friend and Harvard classmate, has transformed into a “super villain.”
“We were friendly,” Portman told Stephen Colbert during a Thursday interview on CBS’s “The Late Show” to promote her new documentary, “Eating Animals.”
The “Black Swan” star and Kushner, husband to President TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE's daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpAre the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? WATCH: Weekend stories you might have missed Jan. 6 probe roils Cheney race in Wyoming MORE, both graduated from Harvard University in 2003.
Asked by Colbert to elaborate on her relationship with her fellow 37-year-old, Portman hesitated.
“What can I say?” she said with a laugh.
“Anything you want,” Colbert replied, “it’s a free country.”
“I mean, the last days of, maybe. Right?” Portman shot back.
“Unfortunately, there’s not a lot funny to say about someone you were friends with becoming a super villain,” Portman continued. “So, you know … it’s not funny.”
“He said in some interview that the friends he’s lost because of politics, it’s like exfoliating,” Portman said. “I was like, OK — the spa metaphor.”
“So you’re a dead skin cell?” Colbert asked.
“Proudly!” responded Portman, who campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Armageddon elections to come Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' MORE during the 2016 White House race.
The Academy Award winner also weighed in on Kushner’s academic record at the elite Ivy League school.
“I’ve heard he wasn’t that great of a student,” Colbert said, referring to Kushner.
“That is true, yes,” said Portman.
A representative of Kushner did not immediately respond to ITK's request for comment.
A Kushner spokeswoman has previously said that Kushner was “an excellent student in high school and graduated from Harvard with honors.”