Portman Talks Leon 2

Long awaited sequel looking hopeful

by Willow Green |
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Fans of Luc Besson's Leon (and let's face it, who isn't?) can rejoice, for it looks as though the long pined-for sequel may actually be taking off. Talking to People magazine, Natalie Portman (who was knee-high to a grasshopper when she made her appearance opposite Jean Reno in the first film) revealed that the project is moving forward. Asked what she would tackle upon completion of Episode III the actress said: "When Episode III finishes? I don't know. To tell you the truth, I'd like to just relax for a while. Kick back with some friends. If anything, it might be something with Luc Besson, a follow-up to a film I did when I was younger called Leon. The script's really great, and near worth delaying a vacation for. The only problem would be that I would have to hit the gym again - and at the moment I can't even envision tying my own laces up." Leon (or The Professional if you live Stateside) was a masterful film exploring the role-reversal psychology of a precocious 12-year-old and a childlike hitman - plus it made killing people for money look extremely cool. Roll on the sequel.

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