Batman BEGINS actor CILLIAN MURPHY sought cross-dressing tips from Bad Education actor Gael Garcia Bernal as he prepared for his role in BREAKFAST WITH PLUTO.

The Irish actor is up for a Golden Globe at tonight's (16JAN06) awards for his portrayal of KITTEN, a transvestite growing up in the 1970s, in the Neil Jordan movie.

When he accepted the role, Murphy admits he was straight on the phone to Bernal for advice on how to dress like a woman.

Murphy says, "I swapped notes with Gael. He told me, 'Wax, don't pluck.' But I plucked."