Olivia Wilde Insists That Harry Styles Didn’t Spit On Chris Pine At The Venice Film Festival Screening Of “Don’t Worry Darling”
During her most recent stop on the Don’t Worry Darling “It’s fine, I’m fine, everything is fine” tour, director, Olivia Wilde, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and talked about most of the on-set and press stop drama that’s pretty much consumed all conversation (except that of DWD’s cinematographer) about the film. One of the more intriguing events that she decided to address was if actors Harry Styles and Chris Pine were spatting resulting in Harry spitting on Chris’ lap while taking his seat at the Venice Film Festival. According to Olivia, despite it looking like it in the video, “Spit-Gate” is an untrue figment of the internet’s imagination.
If you need a refresher; first, here’s the video that got people talking:
Did Harry Styles Spit On Chris Pine ? pic.twitter.com/gY3g9FXRQx
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Then Chris’ rep said that it was untrue and “ridiculous” and Harry joked about it during one of his shows at Madison Square Garden, but chatter still persisted since this whole production has been a downright chaotic mess. Here’s that moment, in case you missed it:
"I just popped over to Venice to spit on Chris Pine, but fear not, we’re back!" Not to be dramatic but I love him. pic.twitter.com/WYzTLVVDgT
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Deadline reports that last night, Olivia asserted that Harry absolutely did not spit on Chris.
While making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Wilde talked about the “spit-gate” incident at the Venice Film Festival.
A video of the premiere of the movie went viral where Harry Styles allegedly spit on Chris Pine as he was taking a seat in the theatre. There was a major debate on social media about whether the former One Direction member had dissed his Don’t Worry Darling co-star.
As Stephen began to ask Olivia if rumors of a feud between her and star Florence Pugh were true, she decided to change the subject and discuss how the internet takes things like “Spit-Gate” and runs with them, so Stephen pivoted to ask if it actually happened, to which Olivia insisted it did not.
“Another one of our weird rumors, Spit-Gate, which you might have heard about, is I think…,” Wilde started saying in a preview of her appearance on the CBS late-night show before Colbert cut her off.
Colbert interjected to read a question from his card that said, “Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine, why or why not? Support your answer.”
“No, he did not,” Wilde said laughing. “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…”
“Only time will tell,” a dubious Colbert added.
“No, he really didn’t,” Wilde replied.
Olivia later circles back to the Olivia/Flo feud question and said that she has a lot of respect for her and there’s no issue, but it wasn’t totally convincing given that Flo reportedly hates a cheater so skipped the DWD Venice press conference to trademark the “Unbothered Aperol Spritz Strut” and has been seemingly apathetic about the film in general. DWD hits theaters tomorrow, so we still have about 12 hours left for more mishigas. I’m betting on Nick Kroll heating up fish leftovers in the communal cast microwave.
Here’s more of the interview where Olivia discusses the spit, Florence, and how none of this drama-talk would be happening if it were a male-directed movie (she’s probably not wrong):
And here she talks about the Shia LaBeouf “‘I quit’/’No, you’re fired‘” situation:
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