Millions of “Twilight” fans would die for the chance to kiss Hollywood’s hottest vampire – but would they pay over $56,000 for the opportunity to lock lips with Robert Pattinson?
Two kisses from Robert pulled in quite a hefty sum of money at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit auction Thursday night in Cannes, the charity organization confirmed to Access Hollywood.
According to E! Online’s Marc Malkin, who first reported the news of Robert’s pricey smooch, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein reportedly joked that his daughters had changed their last name to Pattinson after seeing “Twilight,” and then asked Pattinson to step up for charity. “
Harvey then suggested auctioning off an opportunity for someone’s daughter to meet and get a kiss on the cheek from Pattinson,” a partygoer revealed.
“There were two bidders who paid 20,000 euros each for their daughters to have that kiss.” Two 20,000-euro kiss from Pattinson is equivalent to around $56,000 U.S. dollars.
“Harvey put him on the spot, in a playful way,” the source said. “And Rob agreed to it in his usual brooding, modest way.”
Other celebrities in attendance at the AIDS benefit included Paris Hilton, Sharon Stone, Josh Hartnett, Elizabeth Hurley, and President Bill Clinton.