Actor Robert Pattinson, who plays a seductive vampire in The Twilight Saga, is actually distantly related to Dracula, according to expert Genealogists. WHAT? Rob is related to the original vampire? Crazy, insane! Robert is also distantly related to England’s Prince William and Prince Harry.
Genealogists say the 24-year-old “Twilight” star is related to Vlad the Impaler, widely cited as the inspiration for the main character in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”
Researchers at Ancestry.com discovered that Pattinson and the Transylvanian leader (real name: Vlad III Dracula) are connected through their relationship to the British royal family. Prince William and Prince Harry are Pattinson’s distant cousins; Vlad the Impaler was their distant uncle.
“Tracing Pattinson’s family back to Vlad was difficult research, but the pieces that unraveled created the perfect accompaniment to the Twilight Saga,” said Anastasia Tyler, a genealogist at Ancestry.com. “Without any myth or magic, we find royalty and vampires lurking in Pattinson’s life — making his story just as supernatural as the one he’s playing on screen.”
Also connected to the prince’s lineage and therefore to Dracula? Stephenie Meyer, the author of the “Twilight” series.
So everyone is related to Dracula? I don’t get it. If we go back far enough we are all related because we are all descendents of Adam and Eve. So we are all brothers, sisters, cousins… we are very promiscuous people!
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