Kate Beckinsale`s costume drama

London: Actress Kate Beckinsale, who is all set to reprise her role as vampire warrior Selene in "Underworld: Awakening", says it was not the action scenes but trademark leather costume that posed one of the biggest challenges for her.

"It was actually a bit funny. You put anything on that you first put on nine years before and you kind of go, `Bloody hell, I hope it fits!` I was rather relieved that it was fine. But it was a bit of a time-travel moment," the 38-year-old said in a statement.

"Underworld: Awakening" is an upcoming 3D action fantasy film set to releases worldwide Jan 20. The movie is the second sequel in the Underworld series.

Beckinsale, who will share screen space with Sandrine Holt, Theo James, Michael Ealy and India Eisley in the movie, also had a hard time doing an underwater scene in the tight corset as it diminished her lung capacity.

"It`s very hard when you`ve got a corset on to take a big enough breath to actually be underwater for very long. So that was kind of tough. But it was a pretty smooth shoot, I have to say," she said.