Was it fate that Robert Pattinson plays a vampire in the "Twilight" series, or was it due to his family relationship with the real life Dracula?

If you're wondering if he's related to the vampire, you're wrong. There is an actual person named Dracula (with the last name to be exact).

Vlad III Dracula, the real life Transylvanian, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel, "Dracula," who basically started the whole vampire literature. According to Ancestry.com, the researchers claim that Dracula was Robert Pattinson's distant uncle. And guess who else was related to Dracula? Prince William and Prince Harry were his distant nephews!

Get this, it gets even stranger. Somehow, Stephanie Meyers, the author of the "Twilight" series, is also connected to this once famous man. Maybe it's a British thing, you think?

In a way, we're all connected - in grade school, I read somewhere that we all have some African blood in us, and that everybody actually "came" from Africa.

Whether or not the lineage is real, this is some good promotion for the movie. "Eclipse" will open on June 30.

Do you believe the news?