Hollywood-stjerne køber VM-billetter for 670.000 kroner

Billetter til en VM-slutrunde har altid været dyre.

Men 670.000 kroner for to billetter til en VM-kamp er alligevel en slat!

Ikke desto mindre er det beløbet, Hollywood-stjernen Julia Roberts har spenderet på et par sæder til VM i Qatar om knap fire år. Det skriver magasinet Variety.

Ret skal være ret. Stjernen fra film som Pretty Woman og Erin Brockovich købte billetterne til et velgørenheds-arrangement inden sidste weekends Golden Globe-uddeling. Så pengene går til gode formel på Haiti, hvor en anden Hollywood-gigant, Sean Penn, har fonden Community Organised Relief Efforts.

51-årige Roberts tager sin mand, Danny Moder, med til Qatar, hvor hun måske kan se frem til at se spillere fra favoritklubben Manchester United i aktion.

Roberts er kæmpemæssig Manchester United-tilhænger. Det samme er skuespillerens tre børn. Da Manchester United var i USA som optakt til sæsonen, var Roberts på stadion så mange gange, at Uniteds Andreas Pereira døbte hende 'vores lykkeamulet'.

»Det, jeg elsker ved Manchester United, er den familiære følelse. Det er følelsen af nærhed og varme, vi tiltrækkes af. Der er bare en særlig forbindelse både på og udenfor banen. Det er skønt at få et glimt af det og være en lille del af det,« har Julia Roberts sagt om sit link til den engelske storklub. 

VM i Qatar, som altså får Julia Roberts blandt tilskuerne, afvikles som noget nyt i november og december måned.

 

 

Stars who turned up for the event at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles also included Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Larry David and Connie Britton.

According to Variety magazine, the hottest ticket of the night were two sets of tickets to the next World Cup which kicks off in Doha in less than four years' time.

Jamie Foxx, Keegan-Michael Key and Mike Myers all took to the stage to big up the prize for the audience, and it was the Pretty Woman star who walked away with them after paying £80,000 for one set of tickets.

Roberts, 51, is a huge football fan who in the past has posed for pictures with the game's biggest names including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Juan Mata, Sergio Ramos, Zinedine Zidane, Luka Modric and Paul Pogba, who she described as a 'superb human being'.

[The 51-year-old and her three children are all massive supporters of Manchester United ]
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The 51-year-old and her three children are all massive supporters of Manchester United

Her three children - Patricia and Phinnaeus, both 14, and 11-year-old Henry - all support Manchester United and played at Old Trafford with Wayne Rooney's children after a match against West Ham in 2016.

The actress became such a regular at stadiums in the US where United were playing pre-season friendlies that Andreas Pereira called her the squad's 'lucky charm'.

She described taking her children to training ahead of a match between United and Real Madrid as 'one of the more magical experiences of my life'.

[She has posed for pictures with some of the game's biggest stars, including Alexis Sanchez]
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She has posed for pictures with some of the game's biggest stars, including Alexis Sanchez

She said: 'What I love about Manchester United is the feeling of family. That's what we gravitate towards, is the closeness and warmth - there's just a real connection that everyone has on the field and off the field.

'To get a glimpse of it and be a tiny part of it is thrilling. Paul Pogba gave my son a lovely talk about believing in yourself, it was lovely.'

During the auction, Myers also matched a $50,000 (£40,000) bid to split the prize of staying at Heckfield Place in Hampshire to get the 'Jane Austen' experience'.

Entertainment was provided by Macy Gray, Billie Ellish and Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens.

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