Robert Pattinson once dressed in women’s clothing to audition for a role as a transsexual — but was stunned to see a room full of hopefuls had the same idea, reports.

The Twilight star donned the latest female fashion and full make-up in a bid to win over casting directors, but he wasn’t the only wannabe cross-dresser at the screen test.

He tells Glamour magazine, “I had an audition to play a transsexual prostitute and thought I’d be the only person going for it, so I went out of my way and put loads of make-up and women’s clothing on.

“When I walked into the audition and saw all these guys sitting with there in bad drag, it was the most ridiculous thing ever.”