Robert Pattinson, who we know is currently working on his newest film Remember Me in NYC this week, was met with a few rabid fans yesterday … and barely escaped with his life! A mob of overzealous fans attempted to get close to him for photos, autographs, etc. and ended up attacking him with their lurve. Here are a few pics of R. Pattz trying to avoid being crushed to death by his lady fans and some deets on what went down:
Amidst the hundreds of screaming fans, it was impossible to even spot the film star. British actor Robert Pattinson was lost in the crowd as he tried to leave his trailer yesterday. The crew of his new film linked arms to protect him after a solitary police officer was overwhelmed as fans young and old mobbed the Twilight star. Luckily, some burly security guards were on hand to escort the 23-year-old Londoner safely through the sea of young women – and men – to his film set. The actor then smiled with relief as he grabbed a cigarette and a coffee and tried to calm down. Former child model Pattinson’s first role was as tragic Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series – which also launched the careers of Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. He is currently filming Remember Me – but is better known for his role as 108-year-old vampire Edward Cullen in the film Twilight. It has thrust him into the spotlight and with three films left in the series – New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Down – his fame seems unlikely to diminish. Pattinson says he finds his new life ‘bizarre’ and is still adjusting to his high profile.
Fortunately, from the awkward smile on his face, it looks like Rob is trying to enjoy all of the frenzied attention but I imagine it can be pretty scary to get caught in the scrum of screaming fans. At least when a boy band gets mobbed by fans (a la N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, etc.) there are a few targets for fans to zero in on … poor Rob is all by himself when he goes out so he gets all of the rabid attention. Here’s hoping Robbie is able to continue enjoying the attention … cuz it doesn’t show any signs that it will be slowing down anytime soon.