Chris Pine Addressed Harry Styles Allegedly Spitting On Him At The “Don’t Worry Darling” Premiere
PICTURE IT! September 5, 2022. Doomed dumpster fire flick, Don’t Worry Darling, has its premiere at Venice Film Festival. The entire cast shows up, even elusive lead actress Florence Pugh, who clearly hates director Olivia Wilde with every fiber of her being. But on this evening, Miss Flo isn’t the one to cause the drama. It’s lead actor/Olivia’s soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend, Harry Styles. Footage shows Harry entering the screening to take a seat beside co-star Chris Pine. Right before he sits down, he appears to spit into Chris’ lap. Chris looks down (at the alleged loogie?), stops clapping, and smirks to himself. Soon, the Internet is ablaze with slo-mo video analyses, alternate theories, and endless jokes. Both Chris and Harry’s reps immediately deny the allegations, but it doesn’t do much to stop the memes. For two-and-a-half glorious days, Spitgate 2022 reaches absolutely insane heights. Surely, this is the biggest story of the year! Until September 8, when THE QUEEN dies! The world’s eyes shift from a theater in Venice to a coffin in England. Now, six months later, Chris Pine is telling his side of the story to Esquire. And, unfortunately for Spitgate truthers, he’s denying everything.
Chris sat down for an Esquire video segment called, “Explain This.” Chris is asked to please explain what the fuck actually happened that night. He says that Harry did not, in any way, spit on him, and, actually, “Harry’s a very very kind guy.” Then, he explained what happened in the chaotic aftermath. via Esquire:
“I was on the plane with my publicist, who says I look like Rachel from Friends [with my current hairstyle], we’re flying back from Venice. And I’m sleeping, having a great time on the plane. I love planes,” he begins. “And she wakes me up, in a, you know, in a state. She says, ‘We have to craft a message about what happened in Venice.’ And I’m like ‘About what?’ ‘About Harry spitting on you.’ Which I have no idea what happened. She showed me the thing. It does look, indeed, like Harry spitting on me. He didn’t spit on me.”
Turns out, it was just a joke between Styles and Pine that was shared. As Pine says: “I think what he said, is he leaned down, and I think he said, ‘It’s just words, isn’t it?’ Because we had this little joke, because we’re all jetlagged, we’re all trying to answer these questions, and sometimes when you’re doing these press things, your brain goes all befuddled, you know, you start speaking gibberish, and we had a joke like, ‘It’s just words, man.'”
Words, words, words. Spit, spit, spit. Lies, lies, lies. Here’s the video. Chris addresses the incident around the 1:30 mark:
Chris continuing to cover up what really happened isn’t a shock. As if he’d go against a heavyweight like Harry Styles, who just won the 2023 Grammy for Album of the Year. And it’s not like he can refute his rep, Harry’s rep, or Olivia Wilde’s denial on Stephen Colbert. This shit goes allll the way to the top. Do you know how much money Harry Styles and his boring-ass album brought in last year? Me neither, but I bet he’s making a lot of people kazillionaires. And if Chris so much as thinks about exposing the truth, he’ll wake up to a pool of spit at the foot of his bed. Or worse (just look at what happened to THE QUEEN). Forget it, Chris. It’s Spitgate 2022.
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Pic: Esquire/Mark Seliger