Hollywood star Natalie Portman filmed her latest movie Garden State at the same time as completing her final semester at HARVARD UNIVERSITY, by flying back-and-forth from the set to her campus.

The 23-year-old - who graduated with a degree in psychology in 2003 - loved flitting between acting in the ZACH BRAFF-directed comedy and the exclusive Ivy League institution, because she believes she works best under pressure.

Portman says, "I was doing my finals so I would fly over, take a test or write a paper, then fly back for a scene.

"It was a lot of work but I'm most productive when I'm busiest.

"When I'm not doing anything, I become really lazy. Like now."

04/08/2004 21:27