Mexican hunk Gael Garcia Bernal researched his role as a Spanish transvestite in BAD EDUCATION so thoroughly - he got himself a police record.

The Y Tu Mama Tambien actor, 25, plays a cross-dresser in director PEDRO ALMODOVAR's latest movie and wanted to give the most truthful performance he could, leading to a confrontation with the law.

He confesses, "I didn't share the cultural background. I took flamenco lessons, went out at night. The rest I can't tell you, I already have a police record for going out dressed as a girl and doing things that maybe I shouldn't have."

14/05/2004 20:01