Robert Pattinson: 'True Blood' and 'Vampire Diaries' Are Just 'Twilight' Copycats

Vampire romances have (somehow) become one of the biggest moneymakers in movies and TV, what with the "Twilight" series raking in all kinds of cash. But "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson had a few unkind words to say about those other vampire romances, such as "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries."

"It’s like that Coke versus Pepsi thing, and how Coke just said ‘There’s a reason everyone compares themselves to us,’" said Pattinson, according to NYPost.

"‘Twilight’ was the original and everybody’s trying to copy it. They’re all just trying to jump aboard the ‘Twilight’ train."

While there might be an argument that "The Vampire Diaries" as a TV show is riding the "Twilight" wave a bit (the first "Twilight" movie came out in 2008, while "TVD" premiered in 2009), to call "Twilight" the "original" in vampire romance lit is completely wrong.

Stephanie Meyer's first Twilight novel was published back in 2005. The Southern Vampire Mysteries or Sookie Stackhouse Novels on which "True Blood" is based were published back in 2001. The novels that provided the basis for "The Vampire Diaries" were published all the way back in 1991.

Some simple math will tell you that "Twilight" is not, in fact, "the original." Even if you want to argue that the TV shows attempted to "jump aboard" the "Twilight" bandwagon, there's still the fact that "True Blood" premiered two months before "Twilight" hit theaters, and HBO couldn't have had any idea that "Twilight" would be as big a hit as it became.

So, sorry R-Pattz. Your theory is incorrect. However, your latest movie has already grossed almost half a billion dollars so far, so I doubt you'll be too upset.