Robert Pattinson Guarded By Canadian Mounties During 'New Moon'

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Robert Pattinson has his fair share of overzealous fans – and producers of “New Moon” have hired some of Canada’s finest to protect the young star while he films near Vancouver — Canadian Mounties!

RadarOnline spoke with Constables Brendon Baillant, whose job was to make sure no one got too close to the actor while filming on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

“It was an unusual mission but our remit was to keep the fans off the set,” Constable Baillant said. “Everything went well on the first day but then a group of teenage girls got a little too close when the filming moved to the Long Beach area of the island. “They were totally miffed with us when we told them that they could not get any closer, however, their spirits lifted when Kristin Stewart came over to pose for a few photographs with them,” he recalled.

“It was raining really hard the whole time but the producers loved that because it helped to make their scenes much more gloomy and atmospheric too. This is a beautiful part of the world but when it gets cold and wet even a vampire would get the chills.”

The Mounties services during filming reportedly helped raise over $3,000 worth of sporting equipment, which the film’s producers donated to local area schools.

“New Moon” is slated to premiere in theaters on November 20.

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