Black carpet for Twilight premiere
Thousands of screaming teenage girls braved the freezing cold for the premiere of vampire love story Twilight.
The stars of the film Robert Pattinson, 22, and Kristen Stewart, 18, walked a black carpet blasted with dry ice for atmosphere in London's Leicester Square.
The film is based on the first novel in Stephanie Meyer's series about high school girl Bella Swann who falls in love with vampire Edward.
In its first weekend at US cinemas Twilight outsold new James Bond film Quantum of Solace and High School Musical 3.
Director Catherine Hardwicke said: "We love London even though it's so cold. These fans are braver because they're out here and it's freezing so they are heartier souls."
Harry Potter star Robert said of his hysterical fans: "It's absolutely mad. I'm in a daze. They're here for the character, not for me. I don't know what to do. I'm terrified of doing the sequel."
Kristen Stewart, who plays Bella, claims some feminist groups disapproved of her character falling for a dominant vampire. She said: "It's a love story about two people who would die for each other. Bella has very innately female qualities, she really trusts herself. It takes a really strong person to subject themselves to that.
"A lot of feminist groups have problems with her which I don't understand because it takes someone very strong to be able to give that away."
Director Hardwicke said when casting Robert for the role of Edward it was an easy decision.
She said: "Robert and Kristen have this amazing sexual chemistry between them. We could see it in the audition. That's why we cast them. You can't create that. It has to be there."