Screen beauty Natalie Portman will shaving her head for her role in upcoming film V For Vendetta.

The 23-year-old actress plays a woman who is jailed and tortured in the fantasy movie set in a post-war Britain under Nazi rule.

Portman's demanding role involves her losing weight and ditching her luscious locks, but she is enthusiastic about undergoing the drastic "physical transformation".

She says, "I will be shaving my head and losing weight... not to a self-endangering point, but I won't be getting tortured at home.

"I will be going through a physical transformation."

15/04/2005 17:33