Actress Natalie Portman impressed everyone on the Berlin set of her latest film V For Vendetta when she started speaking fluent German.

Unlike many actors, who would be silenced by the language barrier, linguistic Portman, 23, immediately started communicating in the native language.

A source says, "She just turned up one day talking German. It has made her very popular with the Germans on the crew."

The Star Wars actress, educated at top American university HARVARD, is fluent in Hebrew, French and Japanese, as well as German.

V For Vendetta explores how different life would be if Germany had won World War II.

22/03/2005 13:40