While the Hollywood star, 23, is keen to start the next phase of her life - she feels a "little bit of sadness" at waving goodbye to the crew and fellow actors from the mega-successful sci-fi series.
Portman says, "I think there's always an excitement to start a new phase and always a little bit of sadness of leaving the last phase.
"Obviously, having made three Star Wars films has been 10 years of my life from when I signed on to when it finally will come out, and being 23, that's really significant obviously.
"I've met some amazing people and it's been a really unique experience, so obviously, I look back on it and it was part of forming who I am now and so I am happy to start something new."03/08/2004 17:27