Chris Pine’s representative has weighed in on the wild theory that Harry Styles spat on him as he made his way to his seat at the Don’t Worry Darling premiere on Monday during the Venice Film Festival.
“Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men, and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.”
(You can watch the video of the supposed “spit” at the top of this article).
The As It Was crooner, 28, went viral after a clip from the screening had fans convinced that he had spat at the Wonder Woman actor, 42. After Styles appeared to aim his saliva at Pine, the long-haired actor froze mid-clap and stared into his lap with a smile before engaging in a somewhat shocked chuckle.
As soon as the former One Direction member sat down, he looked everywhere but at Pine, giving fans more reason to believe in the alleged assault.
The Contractor star’s behaviour throughout the film festival trip became fodder for headlines, as he was seen dissociating while Styles answered questions at a press conference that their co-star Florence Pugh skipped.
People began to believe that Pine seemingly had taken a side in the rumoured feud between Pugh, 26, and director Olivia Wilde, which may have led to Spitgate, but it now just looks like he doesn’t care enough about the project to engage.
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.
Originally published as Chris Pine breaks silence on Harry Styles ‘spit-gate’ at Don’t Worry Darling premiere