According to Ancestry.com, the 24-year-old Brit is related to the "real-life Dracula," brutal 15th-century Transylvanian leader Vlad III Dracula, aka Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
"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," said genealogist Anastasia Tyler.
The link was apparently made through both Pattinson's and ol' Vlad's relation to the British royal family: R.Pattz is distant cousins withPrinces William and Harry, while Vlad is a distant uncle.
Coincidentally, Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer is also linked to the British royals, giving her a bit of Vlad blood, too.
And this isn't the first oddity Ancestry.com has brought to our attention: According to the site, Hermione Granger player Emma Watson is a relative of a woman convicted of witchcraft in 1592 England.
Okay, this maybe hilarious and outrageous. (And, I have yet to check this Ancestry site on the web...) Nevertheless, coincidence or not, or even Ancestry.com not figuring it out for us --- but for me, Robert is Edward. He is really suited for the role. There is no better vamp Edward than Robert Pattinson.