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Twilight star Robert Pattinson is secretly thrilled by mobs of screaming fans, because navigating his way through the frenzied scrum is like living in a "war zone."

The heart-throb has struggled to deal with losing his privacy to the paparazzi and hordes of girls following his every move since rising to fame as the star of the hit vampire franchise.

But the actor now admits he's finding some fun in the fury, because running from fans makes him feel like a warrior.

He tells Harper's Bazaar, "If it's just screaming, and I know this sounds so ridiculous, that gets old. But sometimes where there's literal chaos, it's like being in a war zone, and that's kind of exciting. You're just running through the crowd of people chasing after you and no one knows what going on."