Natalie Portman gave 'Social Network' info

Actress' insight was 'really helpful,' writer Aaron Sorkin says

"The Social Network" may have had some Hollywood influence.

Natalie Portman, who attended Harvard from 1999 to 2003, provided vital information on the happenings within the university's student body.

"Natalie Portman got in touch with me when she heard that I was doing this to say, 'Listen ... come over for dinner and I'll tell you some stories," screenwriter Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing") told attendees at a preview screening last week, Entertainment Weekly reports.

He added: "I would've come over for dinner under any circumstances, but that was really helpful."

Sorkin also responded to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation for New Jersey schools.

"It was met by the press and by the blogosphere with a certain amount of cynicism that he was doing that, to possibly offset or deflect any criticism that he was going to get. ... I think that when someone does that the only reasonable response is, 'Thank you, sir. Thank you very much,' and that's what it ought to have been met with," he said in an interview with EW.

When asked what their movie would be like if one were to focus on their 19-year-old selves, co-star Justin Timberlake, who at the time was a member of 'NSync, joked, "Then it's a s*** movie."

"I've never met or spoken with Mark Zuckerberg but I'm sure this can't be a comfortable moment in his life and I don't blame him," Sorkin said.

"The Social Network," which also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, may rake in up to $30 million in box office coin when it opens Friday, THR estimates.

Darren Aronofsky, director of Portman's upcoming film "Black Swan," recently told THR that he got Portman and co-star Mila Kunis drunk in order to do a sex scene.
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