Kushner and Portman attended Harvard together, where Portman alleges he was not the best student. But they were still friends. In fact, they were good enough friends that Portman attended Kushner and Ivanka Trump's wedding.
As Colbert pushed Portman to discuss her friendship with Kushner. The actress acquiesce, saying, "There's not a lot funny to say about someone you were friends with becoming a supervillain."
Since Donald Trump became president, Kushner has apparently gone separate ways from many of his friends. Portman said, "He said in some interview that the friends he's lost because of politics it's, like, exfoliating." She added, "I like the spa metaphors."
Colbert couldn't help but point out literal meaning of Kushner's comment. He said, "So you're a dead skin cell." To which a smiling Portman replied, "Proudly."