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Don't Worry Darling Director Olivia Wilde Says Harry Styles Did Not Spit On Chris Pine, Calls Spit-Gate "Another Weird Rumour"

Olivia Wilde, the star and director of Don't Worry Darling, clarified once and for all: Harry Styles didn't spit on Chris Pine. 


Olivia Wilde says Harry Styles spitting on Chris Pine is just "another weird rumour".

Video footage recently went viral of the 'As It Was' singer and his Don’t Worry Darling co-star at the premiere of their movie at the Venice Film Festival, with many speculating that the 'As It Was' singer spat on Pine.

However, a rep for the Star Trek actor rubbished the online accusations calling the incident "a complete fabrication". Styles himself poked fun at the scandal during his Madison Square Garden concert where he quipped, "I just popped over to Venice to spit on Chris Pine but fear not, we're back!"

And now, the movie's director — who is also Styles' girlfriend — is having her say.

In a clip from Wednesday's (Sept 21) The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, released online a few hours before the full interview, Wilde said: “Another one of our weird rumours, Spit-Gate, which you might have heard about, is I think…"

Colbert then firmly butted in and asked: “Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine, why or why not? Support your answer.”

Laughing, Wilde replied: “No, he did not. But I think it’s a perfect example of, like, people will look for drama anywhere they can. Harry did not spit on Chris, in fact…”

The host then teased his guest adding: “Only time will tell."

Wilde smiled back: “No, he really didn’t."

She added: “I think it’s a perfect example of, like, people will look for drama anywhere that they can.


Wilde's response came not too after the movie's cinematographer Matthew Libatique refuted reports of acrimony between Wilde and actress Florence Pugh.

Speaking on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast, Libatique said: "This was probably the most harmonious set I’ve ever been on. Olivia built a team that believed in her and she believed in each and everybody on the set. … When I hear that there are reports of acrimony on the set, I reject it. It wasn’t apparent at all."

And, he added that if there was tension, it happened after he left the set.

He said: "Whatever happened, it happened way after I left and started doing something else. I was never a witness to anything and I didn’t feel anything. You know, you get a feeling that there might be something going on, and I didn’t feel anything.”

Don't Worry Darling (M18) is now in cinemas. — BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

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