It’s the mystery of the ages that refuses to go away: Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine at the Don’t Worry Darling world premiere at the Venice Film Festival?
Despite Chris Pine’s reps releasing an official statement denying that their client got spat on, the man himself has gone and slammed the spit rumours, as well as the whispers that Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde had beef.
In a profile for Esquire, Pine revealed exactly what happened in that moment where some fans swore a glob of spit left Harry’s mouth.
“Harry did not spit on me. Harry’s a very, very kind guy,” he said.
“We had this little joke because we’re all jet-lagged; we’re all trying to answer these questions. And sometimes when you’re doing these press things, your brain goes befuddled and you start speaking gibberish. But it’s just words, man.”
The poor guy sounds OVER this whole thing.
In the interview, Pine also addressed the viral meme of him staring at the ceiling looking bored out of his mind.
chris pine rethinking his entire life decisions that lead him to this point pic.twitter.com/Xp8YjANTiM
— cat.🦫 (@lordeonfilm) September 5, 2022
“It’s a long fucking flight to Italy. It’s a long time,” he said.
“I was so jet-lagged, and then you get thrown into a press conference where you have to talk about a film you made five-and-a-half years ago. I was just tired, frankly.
“Sometimes the question’s not that interesting and you just fucking zone out.”
Again, this man is OVER it.
“It should be known that the press conferences in Venice are in one of the most gorgeous buildings I’ve ever seen and the ceilings are like blue with gold gilt,” he continued.
“So there’s one of these [memes] where I’m looking up, and what I’m really thinking is, ‘How can I do that to my ceiling?’ That’s what was going through my head.”
And to top things off, Pine addressed the rumours that Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde had a bit of behind-the-scenes tension going on.
“If there was drama, there was drama,” he said.
“I absolutely didn’t know about it, nor really would I have cared. If I feel badly, it’s because the vitriol that the movie got was absolutely out of proportion with what was onscreen.
“Venice was normal things getting swept up in a narrative that people wanted to make, compounded by the metastasizing that can happen in the Twittersphere. It was ridiculous.”
Harry weighed in on #SpitGate back in September and jokingly said the opposite to Pine.
Following Don’t Worry Darling‘s premiere, Harry yeeted himself off the promo trail and returned to his happy place: the stage.
During one of his shows, Harry addressed the spit malarkey, telling the audience: “I popped over to Venice to spit on Chris Pine. But fear not, we’re back!”
Harry Styles jokingly addresses internet speculation that he spat on Chris Pine at the Venice premiere of #DontWorryDarling:
“It’s wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back in New York. I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine.” pic.twitter.com/5PEswcATmF
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 8, 2022
I mean, he’s obviously joking. But Christ it’s funny.
ICYMI: Last year, a video emerged of Harry Styles potentially lobbing a slob glob/spittle bomb/warm expectorate at his Don’t Worry Darling co-star Chris Pine and I was nothing but worried, darling.
Chris Pine. Harry Styles. Two men society has tricked us into believing are attractive despite the fact that neither (in my humble opinion) possesses that certain hot spark. That je ne sais quoi. But hey, you came for a recap of the drama, not my theories on whether these men qualify for the hotlympics or not.
First, the video. It’s where all this drama began.
It came from the screening of Don’t Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival, which has been the source of many nuggets of tea, intrigue, spice and speculation.
Have a look at it for yourself:
So what’s the verdict here? Did Harry spit on Chris Pine? What happened on that movie set bro 💀 pic.twitter.com/aOmAr0mAfY
— Steve 🎥 Supports the WGA (@SteveRogers1943) September 6, 2022
Harry’s cheeky face afterwards pretending as if nothing happened? Olivia Wilde’s look of disappointment? Chris literally pausing like something just happened to him? It all adds up as rather convincing evidence of Harry hoick hoicking a wet missile at Chris.
Need this person to be a whistle-blower because the purse of those lips…can’t unsee it pic.twitter.com/pKjxrlCWFr
— eastriverpearl (@eastriverpearl) September 6, 2022
Thanks to this wild occurrence (of which there are many surrounding this damn movie) the internet was thrown into a spin.
The vid gave birth to a gorgeous smorgasbord of memes related to Harry hawking gobs. Allegedly hawking gobs. Proliferating ptui’s.
we’re having fun! pic.twitter.com/KAs0hgkcbB
— nicole boyce (@nicolewboyce) September 6, 2022
I personally wouldn’t mind being spat on by Ha- [taken out by Olivia Wilde with a sniper]
— Kemal Atlay (@kemal_atlay) September 6, 2022
the “i did not spit on that man” notes app apology harry styles will soon be forced to tweet is already shaping up to be an all-timer
— i want to bailey-ve 🛸 (@been_herde) September 6, 2022
It’s funny to look back on this whole scandal and realise it really sent the internet wilder than Olivia’s last name.
It feel this will be talked about by generations to come.
Some folks online put their data analyst hats on and examined the video so closely that Sherlock Holmes is looking at quitting his job and getting a Certificate II in Hair and Beauty from TAFE.
We got a forensic scientist right here 😂😂
— Ad Riab (@ag_32_) September 6, 2022
Not that it really helps, but we’ve also got alternate angles.
Harry at the world premiere of Don’t Worry Darling at the 79th Venice International Film Festival – September 5 pic.twitter.com/XA3AsZSP40
— HSD 🛰️ (@hsdaily) September 5, 2022
What a wild turn of events.