What if I told you that Robert Pattinson was actually, like, for realsies, part vampire? Don't think too hard about it, because that's just impossible -- no one's a vampire except for Nic Cage, and no, he and RPattz aren't related. Our dear Robert is, however, related to a different notable character famous for his dark ways and violent temper. Ancestry.com in Canada has traced RPattz's bloodline all the way back to Transylvania, where his ancestor Vlad the Impaler ruled from 1456 to 1462.
And do you know which famous literary character was based on the ruthless Vladdy?
Dracula. It's believed that Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula was modelled after Vlad's reign of terror.
Not only is RPattz related to Vlad, a.k.a. Dracula, a.k.a. a vampire, he's also distant cousins with Prince Harry and Prince William (which, carry the one, yes, they're also descendants of Vlad the Impaler), making Robert not only an adversary, but royalty, as well.
And all this time we thought he only played a vampire in movies and the prince of our hearts -- turns out he is, in fact, the real deal. On both counts, no less.
Robert's not the only Twilight team member related to Dracula ... author Stephenie Meyer is also kin to Vlad the Impaler.
With rumors of his breakup with Kristen Stewart flying around, maybe it'd behoove Robert to send her this post, reminding her that she'd be turning down a blood-sucking prince. Wait, that didn't sound right. Scratch that.
I don't know if it's Manifest Destiny or random coincidence that these two are related to a "vampire", but I do know that Robert Pattinson can bite my neck any time he wants. Stephenie, though? Ehh, not so much.
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