“It was a bit of a surreal evening,” Clarke told Yahoo Entertainment (watch above) at the Los Angeles press day for her new film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. (She co-stars as Qi’ra, long-lost love interest to Alden Ehrenreich’s young smuggler.)
Clarke clearly did not want to get into details — perhaps because the bidder from Sean Penn’s fundraiser for relief in Haiti chose to remain anonymous.
But she did speak a little more about the runner-up, Brad Pitt. The actor fell short in his attempt to spend some QT with the GoT star who plays Dragon Queen Daenerys Targaryen. Pitt bid only $120K at the Sotheby’s event.
“It was the weirdest experience of my entire life,” Clarke, 31, said of the auction. “I thought my head was going to explode. I went bright red and couldn’t stop smiling. It was amazing. I texted everyone I knew.”
Clarke could hardly contain herself while gleefully reliving the moment.
“After it happened I pretty much called my entire phone book and was like, ‘I just need everyone to know this happened to me.’”
Solo: A Star Wars Story opens May 25. Watch the trailer:
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