Olivia Wilde Says Harry Styles ‘Spitgate’ Is ‘Perfect Example For People Looking For Drama’

Olivia Wilde addressed the rumor that Harry Styles “spit on” Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival.

At the performance on Wednesday (September 21) on the late show, the don’t worry darling The director set the record straight by saying that “Harry didn’t spit at Chris”.

“I think it’s a perfect example of people going to seek drama wherever they can,” she added.

Earlier this month, a brief but enigmatic interaction between Styles and Pine at the Venice Film Festival went viral on social media.

Styles and Pine attended the Venice screening don’t worry darling with co-stars including leads Florence Pugh and Wilde as the moment was captured on video.

The clip, posted by Twitter user JZMaclin, claimed that Styles “spits” Pine as he takes his assigned seat next to the actor, who then looks down at his lap and stops clapping.

The clip had garnered over 5.5 million views in one day, with many fans claiming Styles “definitely” spat on his co-actor.

Other viewers dismissed the “spitting” claim, saying it was more likely the pair were joking around.

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Following the incident, Pine’s reps issued a statement on the rumor, saying: “This is a ridiculous story – a complete fabrication and the result of a strange online illusion that is clearly deceptive and allows for foolish speculation.

“Just to be clear, Harry Styles didn’t spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men, and any other suggestion is a blatant attempt to create drama that just doesn’t exist.”

A source close to Styles also told it The Independent that the alleged incident was “not true”.

Speculation surrounding the clip was likely fueled by the controversy that has tainted the press run for it don’t worry darling including a dispute over the nature of actor Shia LaBeouf leaving the project and later being replaced by Styles.

You can read The Independent‘s review of don’t worry darling here.

The film hits theaters on September 23.

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