Running in heels may be tricky for those of you who didn't spend your college summers interning for fashion magazines, but Catherine Zeta-Jones is pretty much a pro.

"I can kick ass in high heels," she tells Vanity Fair. The actress is, of course, speaking about her sexy spy character from her new film "Red 2." While her co-stars Helen Mirren and Mary Louise Parker claimed that they did their best to avoid running scenes, it seems Zeta-Jones was brave enough to take on the task.

"My biggest stunt was running in high heels," she says. "Have you ever tried that? It’s dangerous. I prefer to skydive than actually do that."

We don't know if we would take it that far, but we can see where she's coming from. Aside from the scary things our stilettos are doing to our feet (seriously, guys), heels can just be plain uncomfortable. Just ask Amy Poehler, who recently said that she would never improvise in heels. And don't even get us started on the epic falls we've had while attempting to pick up the pace in our highest shoes.

So tell us: Would you rather skydive than run in heels? Check out Catherine rocking a pair at the "Red 2" premiere yesterday while you think it over.


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Not every situation is great for heels...

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  • Sofia Vergara

    On the beach.

  • Shauna Sand

    On the beach.

  • Shauna Sand

    On a motorcycle.

  • Elizabeth Banks

    Riding a bicycle.

  • Kate Middleton

    Playing field hockey.

  • Kate Middleton

    Over grates.

  • Kim Kardashian

    In her third trimester.

  • Brooklyn Decker

    On cobblestones.

  • Katie Holmes

    In the rain.

  • Ginnifer Goodwin

    In the rain.

  • Jessica Alba

    In the rain.

  • Lady Gaga

    On a plane.

  • Lady Gaga

    In the airport.

  • Suri Cruise

    In childhood.

  • Angela Simmons

    During a snowball fight.

  • Coco Rocha

    During a snowstorm.

  • Brooke Shields

    On slicked-down streets.

  • Cory Kennedy

    During a snowstorm.

  • Nina Garcia

    During a snowstorm.

  • Kate Lanphear

    In fresh snow.

  • Idil Tabanca

    During a snowstorm.

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