Filming for the Sex And The City sequel had to be halted on Wednesday (02Sep09) after hysterical fans tried to overpower security to get closer to Cynthia Nixon.
The actress, as well as leading lady Sarah Jessica Parker and her onscreen husband, played by Chris Noth, hit New York earlier this week (begs31Aug09) to film scenes for the second instalment of the hit movie.
Followers of the cult show and film are surrounding the set in a bid to catch a glimpse of the glamorous stars, and film chiefs have had to step up security to protect the actors.
But over-eager fans caused havoc on Wednesday, forcing bosses to axe a scene Nixon was due to star in because of fears over her safety.
A source tells New York Daily News, “People were screaming and trying to push past guards. The fans were just too much. Security looked legitimately concerned for her (Nixon's) safety.”
And Parker and Noth's presence has also caused a stir on the streets of the Big Apple.
The insider adds, “They looked more like they were protecting the president.
“At one point, teenage girls were practically trampling each other trying to get to Sarah Jessica as she was walking back to her trailer, but her security team was shoving everyone out of the way.”
But the heavy-handed security team upset Parker, who reportedly asked them not to "hurt her fans." The insider continues, "She looked upset and extremely concerned. The guards were getting pretty rough."
The original movie, which was released last year (08), has earned more than $415 million (£276 million) worldwide.