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Harry Styles Did Not Spit On Chris Pine At Don't Worry Darling Premiere; Star Trek Actor's Rep Says The Incident "Is A Complete Fabrication"

Don't worry, everyone: Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Don’t Worry Darling.


Chris Pine’s representative has branded online claims that his Don’t Worry Darling co-star Harry Styles spit on him at the Venice Film Festival as "ridiculous" and a "complete fabrication".

A rep for the Star Trek actor has rubbished online accusations that Styles spat at Pine as he took his seat next to his co-star before the premiere of the Olivia Wilde-directed psychological thriller at the festival on Sunday (Sept 4).

Video footage of the alleged incident has circled on social media, prompting speculation of a rift between the pair.

The spokesperson said in a statement to Variety: "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.

"Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine."

The spokesperson added: "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."

The alleged spitting incident was the latest negative buzz to hit the Don't Worry Darling press tour. Just days ago, rumours about an alleged falling out between Wilde and lead actress Florence Pugh surfaced when the two didn't pose together on the Venice red carpet nor did they embrace or look at each other after the screening ended and the Venice audience gave the film a four-minute standing ovation.

Pugh also didn't turn up for the film's press conference which prompted journos to ask Wilde to "clear the air" between the actress and the director.

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

Wilde continued, “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.”

Speculations of bad blood between Wilde and Pugh continue when the latter bowed out of the Q&A at the New York premiere of Don't Worry Darling slated on Sep 19. 

According to Variety, Pugh will sit out on the fan event — to take place at New York City's AMC Lincoln Square IMAX Theatre — which also includes a Q&A with Wilde and her actors. The event will be live-streamed to over 100 IMAX cineplexes in the US. 

Pugh is currently in production on Dune: Part Two

Don't Worry Darling opens in Singapore cinemas on Sept 22. — BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

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