Chris Pine talks Harry Styles, Spitgate and the Don’t Worry Darling drama

Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde at the photocall for Don't Worry Darling in Venice, Italy.

Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Olivia Wilde at the photocall for don’t worry darling in Venice, Italy. (Photo: Reuters)

Chris Pine has spoken! Although the mess of don’t worry darling press tour is So Last year makes it worth flashing back to September as it’s the first time the actor has spoken directly about Harry Styles and Spitgate.

Pine previously denied through his rep that Styles spat at him at the film’s premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and he claims none of the Grammy-winner’s saliva landed on him – but he agreed that the viral video was pretty damning looked.

“It actually looks like Harry is spitting on me. He didn’t spit at me,” Pine explained esquire. For what it’s worth, he called Styles “a very, very nice guy.”

Pine had no idea at the time that Twitter was convinced Styles spat at him in the theater.

“I was on the plane with my publicist who says I look like Rachel Friends [with my current hairstyle], we fly back from Venice. And I sleep and have a great time on the plane. I love planes,” he explained. “And she wakes me up in a, you know, a state. She says, “We have to write a message about what happened in Venice.” And I’m like, ‘About what?’ ‘That Harry spat on you.’ Although I have no idea what happened. She showed me the thing.”

In reality the star trek star said Styles leaned down to tell him an inside joke.

“I think what he said is he bent down, and I think he said, ‘It’s just words, isn’t it?’ Because we had this little joke, because we’re all jet lagged, we’re all trying to answer these questions, and sometimes when you’re doing these press stuff, your brain gets all confused, you know, you start talking gibberish, and We had a joke like, ‘It’s just words, man,'” he recalled.

Whether Olivia Wildes don’t worry darling was really as dramatic as press reports suggested, Pine has no bad feelings on his part.

“If there was drama, there was drama,” Pine saidhelp with shooting. “I knew absolutely nothing about it, and I wouldn’t have really cared. If I feel bad, it’s because the vitriol the film got was absolutely disproportionate to what was shown on screen. Venice was normal things swept into a narrative that people wanted to make, amplified by the metastasis that can happen in the twittersphere. It was ridiculous.

It wasn’t just Spitgate that took up the film’s press tour. Pine became an instant meme when he looked totally checked out during an event in Venice.

“All the memes I’ve seen across my face in Venice made me fucking laugh,” he admitted, specifically calling out the one captioned, “Me on an important Zoom call watching my cat had to throw up on the sofa.”

Pine said he really just stared at the ceiling in a jet lag trance. “Sometimes the question isn’t that interesting,” he shared, “and you just walk away and look at a blanket because it’s really pretty.” Chris Pine talks Harry Styles, Spitgate and the Don’t Worry Darling drama

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