New Moon fan hysteria similar to Beatlemania...

10:42 26th July 2011

New Moon director Chris Weitz has recently admitted he felt like the Ringo Starr of the Twilight film series.

Weitz, who directed the second installement in the Twilight franchise, compared the vampire fan hysteria to Beatlemania. He described how amazed he was at the number of fans Twilight stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner generated.

During an interview, the filmaker told Digital Spy : "I remember going to the Munich Olympic Stadium and there were 23,000 young women screaming. It wasn't for me, I was only the Ringo Starr at best of the whole quadruplet that was travelling."

The director also explained he was unable to go to the bathroom in restaurants as the crowd of fans was slowly taking over the town of Montepulciano in Italy in which they were filming.

"When we were shooting our final four days in Montepulciano in Italy, because it was known that we were shooting there every day, thousands and thousands more young girls would show up - until the point where the streets were jammed, we couldn't get our equipment from one location to another," he explained.

"I couldn't go to the loo because every cafe, every restaurant was just packed. So I just held it!"

The About A Boy producer is currently filming the eighth installment in the American Pie franchise, American Reunion.

American Reunion is scheduled for release on April 6, 2012.