The Crouching Tiger, HIDDEN DRAGON star admits that learning to walk in the complex outfit proved to be more challenging than a number of the high-energy action scenes she's shot in the past.
She says, "If I didn't do it well Rob (MARSHALL, the director) would have taken me out and shot me.
"From the minute I got out of bed, I'd walk around the house in it - it became second nature.
"Sometimes I'd be walking down the street in jeans and get into that little shuffle. But then I'd be like, 'Okay, time out, girl. You look a little strange.'"
She adds, "Martial arts is just practice. But a geisha requires complete control."