Robert Pattinson, the screen hunk of the moment, struggled mightily to stay in character on the set of his new film Remember Me - because he was constantly surrounded by screaming girls during the New York shoot.

In the new film the Twilight hunk plays a young rebel who falls in love with Emilie de Ravin's character. But the young actor insists giving a realistic performance was almost impossible, as the hordes of hysterical fans kept pulling him out of character.

Pattinson tells America's Vogue magazine this month, "It was the most ridiculous experience. You're trying to stay in character and you're trying to walk down the street, but all those people keep reminding you that you're not this character."

Pattinson recently expressed a wish to get closer to all his adoring fans, after being left in awe of how his Irish co-star Pierce Brosnan interacted with his own devotees.