It wasn’t long ago that the drama revolving around the cast of Don’t Worry Darling had us occupied in the last phase of 2022. One of the many controversies that erupted during the Venice Film Festival was Harry Styles allegedly spitting on Chris Pine while returning to his seat. The interaction that had us racking our brains has now been clarified by Chris Pine below.
Chris Pine Speaks Out on What Harry Styles Said Instead of Spitting on Him at Premiere
Six Months Later
It was exactly six months ago that the Don’t Worry Darling cast had the Internet in a frenzy with the persistent news of drama among cast members.
The Spitting Spectacle
The short clip of Harry Styles seemingly spitting on co-star, Chris Pine, was one of the videos that went viral during that time.
A Response For The Fans
Chris’ team was quick to deny the allegations, and Harry even joked about the whole scenario while he was on tour.
Pine’s representative responded, “This is a ridiculous story — a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion.”
Chris Breaks His Silence
In an interview with Esquire, Chris offers a clearer look at everything that underwent between him and Harry Styles.
It’s Just Words
Chris revealed that the moment before Harry was about to sit on his chair, he leaned towards him and said, “It's just words, isn't it?” further clarifying that the term was an inside joke between the cast.
Too Tired To Answer
Providing further information about the “inside joke,” the actor stated, “because we're all jetlagged, we're all trying to answer these questions, and sometimes when you're doing these press things, your brain goes all befuddled, you know, you start speaking gibberish, and we had a joke like, 'It's just words, man.”
Revealing The Truth
Talking about Harry, Chris clarified, “Harry did not spit on me. Harry is a very kind guy.”
10,000 Feet Above The Ground
Revealing the moment he discovered the escalating rumors, he said, “I was on the plane with my publicist…sleeping, having a great time on the plane.”
He revealed how his publicist hurriedly woke him up and said, “we have to craft a message about what happened in Venice. … She showed me the thing.”
The Infamous Spitgate
“Spitgate,” as the Harry and Chris incident became known by fans, wasn’t the only thing that went down in Venice. The entire press tour at the Film Festival was a gift that kept on giving.
An Insider’s Opinion
Talking about his time in Venice, Chris stated, "Venice was normal things getting swept up in a narrative that people wanted to make.”
Reports Of Tension
While the 42-year-old actor may have put the fire of rumors between him and Harry to rest, there wasn’t the only duo that made the news.
A Lover’s Quarrel
Even Harry and Olivia, who were in a relationship at the time, seemed to be keeping their distance from each other throughout the Festival.
The Drama Clarification
As for inside news about any drama on the set, Chris had only one thing to say, “If there was drama, there was drama, I absolutely didn’t know about it, nor really would I have cared.”
Not The Expected Response
Did He Or Did He Not Spit?
Fans who saw the video had mixed opinions. One Twitter user wrote, “it definitely looks like he did,” while another said, “Surely not. But it sure does look like it.”
The Stellar Cast
Don’t Worry Darling featured Harry Styles, Chris Pines, Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, and Nick Kroll in the lead roles and received an IMDb score of 6.5/10 and a 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.