When things become spittle-ty, Harry Styles makes light of it. Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, the “As It Was” singer joked about the viral video footage that has divided the internet since the debut of Don’t Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival and whether or not he spit on co-star Chris Pine.
Multiple fan videos show the 28-year-old singer and actor making the joke, “I rushed very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine,” during his musical set. The audience applauded vigorously after the speech.
Internet users quickly spread the false rumor that Styles spat on costar Pine, 42, when he bent down to sit next to the actor at the Don’t Worry Darling premiere on Monday. Do you also want to know How Harry Styles Bring Good Vibes At The Show?
Pine sat to the left of the movie’s director, Olivia Wilde (who happens to be Styles’ girlfriend). Some viewers may have misinterpreted Pine’s short glance after the “Watermelon Sugar” vocalist’s approach to them as an acknowledgment that the singer had just spit.
On Tuesday, a representative for Pine said, “This is a stupid story — a pure fiction and the consequence of an unusual web illusion that is blatantly deceptive and allows for dumb speculation.”
The representative said, “Just to be clear; Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine.” Any insinuation that these two men don’t appreciate one another is an apparent attempt to manufacture conflict where none exists.
Styles and Florence Pugh, 26, appear as a couple in the 1950s who reside in a bizarre planned suburban neighborhood. The movie has been in the news for weeks due to internal strife.
Love On Tour. New York City IX. September, 2022. pic.twitter.com/cwlnapOcyK
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) September 4, 2022
Wilde, who also acted in the film, recently told that she fired Shia LaBeouf, who was cast as Styles, from the part. But in an email, LaBeouf retorted that he “left the picture owing to lack of rehearsal time.”
Wilde and Pugh gave interviews that month, and their differing opinions on the significance of the s*x scenes in Don’t Worry Darling were widely disseminated. Although early reactions to the film have been varied, Pugh has received particular praise for her role.
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