A visibly uncomfortable but gracious
"When I first saw 'Twilight' with my daughters," Weinstein said, "I went home the next night and I saw [written] on their doors, 'Emma Pattinson, age 11,' 'Ruby Pattinson, age 6' and 'Lily Pattinson, age 14.' All three of my daughters want to marry the guy on my right. I want him to star in a movie for me."
He went on to say that Pattinson, who recently lined up a slew of new movie projects, "has agreed to do something extraordinary. ... I think there is no dad who wouldn't mind Robert Pattinson meeting his daughter, taking a picture with his daughter and just giving her a gentle kiss on the cheek. Somebody in London, New York or L.A. — there's got to be a dad good enough to bid on that."
Before the night's host, Sharon Stone, could start the bidding, Pattinson joked, "Starting at five dollars." Once Stone started the bidding at $10,000, the young actor added, "And if it goes well, maybe it'll turn into something more." When all was said and done, two bidders agreed to each pay $20,000 for the meet and greets with Pattinson.
Other stars at the event included Josh Hartnett, Danny Glover and Joshua Jackson and girlfriend Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), who auctioned off a Chanel Segway.