THE King has told actor Luke Evans how his bloodline shows he is related to Vlad Dracula. The Hobbit star had just finished the 2014 film Dracula Untold when he first met His Majesty, who was then Prince of Wales.
The actor, 43, played a fictional version of the 15th century Romanian ruler Vlad III, also known and Vlad the Impaler, Vlad Tepes and Vlad Dracula.
Speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, Luke said: “I remember the first time I spoke to Charles. I was super nervous.
“He came up to me and said, ‘What are you working on?’ and I said, ‘I’ve just finished a movie about Vlad, who turns into Dracula.’ And he went ‘Funnily enough, I’m related to Vlad Tepes.’
“I thought he was joking, but went through his lineage to Vlad.”
Bloodthirsty Vlad III ruled the former territory of Wallachia and killed thousands — mainly through impalement.
Author Bram Stoker used Dracula for the title of his 19th Century novel. Christopher Lee played the character in films.
King Charles is a great grandson 16 times removed of Vlad III.