Turns out the average person isn’t the only one who can’t wait to watch Game of Thrones on Sunday nights. Brad Pitt partook in Sean Penn’s annual gala to raise money for Haiti, bidding $120,000 to watch an episode with Emilia Clarke, reports Variety. Unfortunately, he then lost his bid to an unnamed auction participant. The winner ended up paying $160,000, so I guess we know that $40,000 is Pitt’s true achilles heel.
Along the way, Brad Pitt outbid himself, going from a scant $80,000 to a less meager $90,000. Not to be outdone, auctioneer tried to amp up the drama at this time, reportedly yelling “Is the King of the North here?!” Unfortunately, such was Kit Harington (Jon Snow)’s luck that he was in the restroom at the time of the quip, although when he returned, it is said that he offered to participate in the viewing party. Following this, Brad Pitt once again upped the ante to the aforementioned $120,000.
While Pitt eventually lost, there were definitely some other highlights of the night. Leonardo DiCaprio talked about the importance of recognizing and combating climate change, his passion for which has long been public. He even went on to offer $80,000 for a Josh Smith (who?) painting, but was outbid by the Queen of Dragons herself: Emilia Clarke. I guess all that extra money earned from GOT’s final two seasons is being put to good use. If it all seems like too much money to comprehend, let’s not forget that all this money being spent by the bigwigs of Hollywood is fortunately going towards helping the people of Haiti.
Video of the bidding moment:
HOLY SHIT THE VIDEO OF THE BIDDING WE ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IS HERE pic.twitter.com/vGOvTR3sje
— ju (@dannyissues) January 7, 2018
Plus this positions Kit and Emilia exactly where we need them to be, in Los Angeles where they’ll be presenters for tonight’s Golden Globes awards!