Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer Share Blood Ties to Dracula
Ancestry.com traced both Robert Pattinson and Stephenie Meyer's roots and discovered they have a family link to Prince William, Prince Harry, and Dracula. Um, what?!
Vlad the Impaler, who was the real-life inspiration for the character Dracula, is part of the Twilight star and writer's lineage. The Princes of England are Rob's distant cousins and Vlad was William and Harry's distant uncle. So -- in theory -- there is a less than minuscule chance that Rob could someday become the King of England?
Adding to the irony, Stephenie's also a relative of the princes, and therefore that links her to Dracula as well.
Anastasia Tyler, a genealogist at Ancestry.com, shares, "Tracing Pattinson's family back to Vlad was difficult research, but the pieces that unraveled created the perfect accompaniment to the Twilight Saga. 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."