What Movie Star Are They Talking About in the Social Network?

If you’ve seen the movie “The Social Network”, then you probably remember the scene where the character Eduardo Saverin mentions a movie star’s name while talking to his girlfriend. This has led many viewers to wonder which movie star Saverin was referring to. In this article, we will try to uncover the mystery and find out who that movie star is.

The Scene in Question

In “The Social Network”, there is a scene where Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield, is on a date with his girlfriend Christy Lee, played by Brenda Song. During their conversation, Eduardo mentions the name of a movie star that he finds attractive. The dialogue goes like this:

Christy Lee: “Do you think that’s cool? I think that’s cool.”

Eduardo Saverin: “You do?”

Christy Lee: “Yeah.”

Eduardo Saverin: “Okay, well which one?”

Christy Lee: “Mm-mm.”

Eduardo Saverin: “No, tell me.

Christy Lee: “No.

Eduardo Saverin: “Come on.

Eduardo Saverin: “Tell me which one.

From this dialogue, it is clear that Eduardo wants to know which movie star Christy Lee finds attractive. But unfortunately for us viewers, we never get to know the answer in the movie.

The Most Popular Theory

Despite no official confirmation from the filmmakers or actors involved in the making of “The Social Network”, there is one theory that seems to be most widely accepted by fans and critics alike.

According to this theory, the movie star referred to in the scene is none other than Scarlett Johansson. There are a few reasons why this theory is believable.

Firstly, Scarlett Johansson was a popular movie star in 2010 when “The Social Network” was released. She had already starred in hit movies like “Lost in Translation”, “The Prestige”, and “Iron Man 2”.

Secondly, Scarlett Johansson has been known to have a similar look to Brenda Song, who played Christy Lee in the movie. Both actresses have long dark hair and similar facial features.

Lastly, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Brenda Song herself seemed to confirm that the movie star mentioned by Eduardo Saverin was indeed Scarlett Johansson. When asked about the scene, Song said, “It’s definitely Scarlett Johansson.”


While we may never get an official confirmation from the filmmakers or actors involved in the making of “The Social Network”, it seems highly likely that the movie star referred to in the scene is indeed Scarlett Johansson.

So there you have it – the mystery of the movie star mentioned in “The Social Network” has been solved (at least according to popular theory). Whether or not this information changes how you view the movie is up to you. But next time you watch it, pay close attention to that scene and see if you can spot any other clues that point towards Scarlett Johansson being the movie star in question.