Movie beauty Natalie Portman is keen to reprise her debut film role in a sequel to cult favourite LEON.

The actress, 22, first came to international recognition in her acclaimed performance as an assassin's 11-year-old pal in the 1994 film, which starred Jean Reno in the lead role.

And now Natalie has confirmed the long-awaited sequel is ready to roll, and she can't wait to be involved - despite needing a break following years working on the Star Wars trilogy.

She says, "The script's really great, and worth delaying a vacation for."

24/12/2003 13:11