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Robert Pattinson: On the scene at his New York movie shoot (sans vampires)

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Robert Pattinson’s new movie, which is tentatively titled Remember Me, began filming in New York City this afternoon. As an exasperated crew member was overheard complaining, “They might as well call it Paparazzi and ‘Tweens, ’cause there’s more of us than them!” It was a fair statement considering how the crowd had swelled substantially (a rough estimate of 200) outside of NYU’s Silver Center of Arts & Science, after fans had texted and called their friends to get to downtown Manhattan, like, omigod, right now!

The scene in question was of Pattinson (wearing a plaid shirt and donning those now-trademark sunglasses between takes) walking down the street while talking to a friend, smoking a cigarette, and holding a cup of coffee (he’s versatile!). During one scene, the actor who plays Pattinson’s friend mockingly yelled, “Have a good day, sweetheart!” as he walked away.

Oh, how the hundreds of girls who lined Washington Square Park would have loved to yell that to the Twilight star — though the couple of “I love you Robert!”s and “I love you Edward!”s that squeaked in will inevitably make for some tough sound editing. Members of the mostly young, female crowd, some of whom had skipped school and arrived at the scene as early as 9 a.m. to watch their beloved Pattinson, said they had been tipped off by onlocationvacations.com. While the crowd mostly kept calm during filming, once the movie broke for lunch, a flood of girls chased Pattinson as he was escorted to his next location. So will this wreak havoc on Remember Me‘s fliming or will the cast and crew simply have to up the security/location ante?