A Middle Eastern prince paid $500,000 to have a 15-minute conversation with Kristen Stewart.

Right -- that Kristen Stewart. The one who doesn't exactly have the conversation skills of Joan Rivers.

Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein shared the story this week at the Toronto Film Festival while promoting "12.12.12." The documentary features performances and behind-the-scenes footage from last December's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.

According to Weinstein, a "prince of an Arabian country" offered a large donation for some chat time with Stewart. So Weinstein contacted the "Twilight" actress, who reportedly asked, "How much?"

Laughing, Weinstein said "My kind of girl."

Kristen Stewart plays Marylou/LuAnne Henderson in a scene from the film, "On the Road," directed by Walter Salles.
Kristen Stewart plays Marylou/LuAnne Henderson in a scene from the film, "On the Road," directed by Walter Salles. (AP Photo/IFC Films/Sundance Selects, Gregory Smith)

The parties agreed on a $500,000 fee, which was paid in advance and in cash.

Stewart and the unnamed prince (and several bodyguards) reportedly sat down and chatted in an undisclosed location for 15 minutes during the relief concert.

Strange.

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