May 13, 2015 05:30 PM

It’s hard to believe everyone’s favorite vampire is aging, but it’s true! Robert Pattinson turns 29 years old Wednesday.

The star has a history of playing mystical creatures, with his early roles as Giselher in The Ring of the Nibelungs and Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter. But the Pattinson we have all grown to know and love most is vampire hunk Edward Cullen.

On Pattinson’s birthday, we take a look back to when his career was skyrocketing to super stardom after Twilight. And of course, with fame comes some die-hard fans…

The then 22-year-old star sat down with Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson and shared the most outrageous fan encounter he had yet to experience: a 7-year-old vampire fanatic who very seriously requested for Pattinson to bite her. She and Bella Swan had something in common!

The birthday boy is now engaged to British musician FKA twigs, and the two are looking better than ever.

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