British comic Jennifer Saunders is undergoing hypnotherapy sessions in a bid to stop her procrastinating.

The Absolutely Fabulous star is currently trying to pen the script for a big screen version of her acclaimed comedy, but has sought out professional help after struggling to focus full-time on the project.

Speaking at The Independent Bath Literature Festival in the U.K., she revealed, "I'm writing it (screenplay) now; I have a deadline for the treatment.

"I am actually having treatment, hypnotherapy, for procrastination. It's true, What my hypnotist said was to get rid of the backpack of negativity."

Saunders confirmed earlier this year (14) that she was working on the movie after coming under pressure from co-star Joanna Lumley. The pair played booze-swilling socialites Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone on the cult series from 1992 to 2005 and returned for several special episodes to coincide with the 2012 London Olympic games.