Hollywood actor Luke Wilson is having a tough time adjusting to his temporary home in New York City - because his downtown Manhattan neighbourhood is overrun with transvestites.

Wilson is currently in the Big Apple shooting scenes for his upcoming movie SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND with Uma Thurman, and he admits that his new surroundings become very colourful once the sun goes down.

He says, "If you're gonna get a place, I would recommend going not only in the day and the night, but also the middle of the night.

"I work a lot of nights and my neighbourhood turns into kind of a tranny area all night. Incredible work ethic they have - snow, rain, they're always out.

"But probably the worst people in the world you can make eye contact with. You go by and you think, 'Is that a man or a woman? That's actually a nice figure...' and then your eyes lock. It's kind of a nightmarish Mona Lisa."