CATHERINE ZETA JONES struggled to perform stunts for movie sequel The Legend of Zorro, because her raunchy corset and petticoat ensemble proved highly restrictive.

The ENTRAPMENT star loved filming the high energy sword scenes, but felt constantly thwarted by her period costume.

She says, "It's crazy. You learn the routine in sweat pants and trainers and then they put a corset on you, three petticoats, a dress over the top and high boots - it's a whole different story.

"I used to have to pin up my petticoat so I wouldn't trip. Those costumes are really heavy, and the corset is tight - especially after lunch!"