Look, I like Game of Thrones, and you like Game of Thrones – but it seems fair to say that neither of us likes Game of Thrones as much as Brad Pitt.
At least that’s the message we’re taking away from the news that Brad Pitt recently bid $120,000 to watch an episode of the smash-hit HBO series with star Emilia Clarke, as part of a silent auction at actor Sean Penn’s annual gala raising money for Haiti that took place in Los Angeles (via Variety).
Reportedly, the auctioneer started the bidding at $20,000 dollars, with the race quickly escalating and Pitt bidding $80,000 for the privilege before outbidding himself to $90,000. However, when it turned out that Clarke’s co-star Kit Harington was also at the event, the King in the North offered to be part of the watching experience, causing Pitt to up his bid to $120,000.
Sadly however, Hollywood royalty and Westerosi royalty weren’t to be united, with Pitt outbid by someone else at the gala who stumped up $160,000 for the privilege of watching the fantasy hit with its lead actors.
Still, Clarke herself did get in on the action later on, bidding $90,000 on a Josh Smith painting and beating Leonardo DiCaprio to win the item. Clearly that Targaryen fortune is coming in handy.
Game of Thrones will return to HBO and Sky Atlantic in 2019