It seems like only yesterday Irish author Bram Stoker glamoured audiences with his portrayal of a debonair vampire seducing a young, beautiful woman in his famous tome, Dracula… or maybe that was in 1897, we aren’t sure. Neither is Robert Pattinson so it would seem; the young vampiric star of the teen-paranormal-romance-mega-hit, ‘Twilight’ dismisses vampire-themed TV shows such as True Blood and “The Vampire Diaries” as copycats.
“It’s like that Coke versus Pepsi thing, and how Coke just said ‘There’s a reason everyone compares themselves to us,’” he said, according to Hollywood Life. “‘Twilight’ was the original and everybody’s trying to copy it. They’re all just trying to jump aboard the ‘Twilight’ train.”
Unfortunately for Mr. Pattinson, the “Dracula Train” left the station over 100 years ago and Twilight is just one of the many passengers along for the ride. So the question now becomes: “Who does Vampires best?” You know where we stand but what do you think? Leave us a comment below.
We’re not sure if Robert has actually seen True Blood or even has a subscription to HBO but we’d reccomend the young actor start from the beginning! Or heck, why not start from 1997 and stream the entire Buffy the Vampire series on Netflix to brush up on a little bit of pre-Twilight vampire history. In other news, Harry Potter fans were outraged to learn that the Lord of the Rings trilogy was hopping on the Hogwarts bandwagon! No fair!