Harry Styles Didn’t Spit on Chris Pine, Rep Says

And that’s a wrap on SpitGate? Chris Pine’s rep spoke out amid social media speculation that Harry StylesSpit on his Don’t Worry DarlingCostar at the Venice Film Festival

“This is a ridiculous story — a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation,” reads a statement to Us WeeklyTuesday, September 6. “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.”

Don’t Worry Darling sparked several headlines on Monday, September 5, with fans obsessing over a video of Pine’s reaction to Styles, 28, sitting next to him for the screening. Some claim they saw the “Watermelon Sugar” singer spit on the 42-year-old Star TrekPine, who was sitting in between the two stars, believed that Pine was looking for his glasses (which he inexplicably wore as the lights dimmed to show the footage). Pine, who was sitting between Olivia WildeStyles laughed and turned his head as he paused to applaud in the now-viral clip.

That wasn’t the only video from the Princess Diaries 2 star’s trip to Italy that became a meme. Many social media users couldn’t get enough of the actor photographing Florence Pugh on the red carpet while other fans were obsessed with his apparent disinterest at the press conference, dubbing him “Disassociating Pine.”

Pine was present to the press, but Pugh chose not to speak about the film during her short trip to Venice. A source said that the source had told Pugh. Us Weekly that the actress and Wilde had several “disagreements personally and professionally” — which is “why Florence isn’t doing any press for the movie” — the director downplayed any issues between them on Monday.

“Florence is a force, and we are so grateful that she’s able to make it tonight despite being in production on Dune,” Wilde told reporters at the festival. “I know, as a director, how disruptive it is to lose an actor even for a day, so I’m very grateful to her, to [Dune director] Denis Villeneuve for helping us. And we’re really thrilled we’ll get to celebrate her work tonight. I can’t say enough how honored I am to have her as our lead. She’s amazing in the film.”

She added: “As for all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute; I think it’s sufficiently well-nourished.”

Wilde, who has been romantically associated with Styles since January 20,21, previously denied that there was any pay disparity between Pugh and Wilde. She also claimed that she fired S.hia LaBeoufWhile the former Disney star claimed that he quit over rehearsal time, production was taken from production.

Don’t Worry DarlingUp until Friday, September 23rd, in theatres