HOLLYWOOD: Brad Pitt offered to pay $120,000 to watch an episode of “Game of Thrones” with Emilia Clarke but he was outbid.
Pitt bid six figures to watch a “Game of Thrones” episode with Clarke on Saturday night during a silent auction at Sean Penn’s annual gala for Haiti, held at Milk Studios in Los Angeles, California.
During the charity gala, the auctioneer announced the opportunity to watch an episode with Clarke, who was in attendance at the A-list event, along with her “Game of Thrones” co-star Kit Harington, though the cast members were seated at separate tables.
The auction to watch the episode with Clarke started at $20,000, but the race quickly escalated. Pitt bid $80,000 to watch an episode of “GoT” with Clarke. Then he outbid himself to $90,000.
However, in the end, Pitt was outbid by a gala-goer who ended the auction at $160,000.
The charity event to benefit the J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations was hosted by Penn, CAA’s Bryan Lourd and Sean and Alexandra Parker. Also in attendance were Lena Dunham, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Segel, Connie Britton, Patricia Arquette, Mark Burnett and Leonardo DiCaprio, who was honoured for his work combating climate change.
“The biggest challenge now is to make sure that everyone understands what’s at stake,” DiCaprio said of the dangers of climate change during his speech onstage at the gala. Referring to Donald Trump, DiCaprio continued, “But how can we do this when we have a president who, just this week, proposed a massive increase in offshore drilling?”
During his speech, DiCaprio also applauded Penn for being a role model with his philanthropic work with Haiti. By the midway point of the gala, more than $3 million had been raised to support the efforts in Haiti, though the fundraising continued throughout the night toward what will amount to a larger number in the millions.
“These are obviously incredibly turbulent and scary times,” DiCaprio said during his speech. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that has.”