Once again, it’s the stars of Don’t Worry Darling that are making the headlines. This time representatives for Harry Styles and Chris Pine have denied rumours that the former spat at the latter during an appearance at the Venice film festival for the film premiere.
Social media was once again helplessly drawn into the drama of Don’t Worry Darling after a journalist suggested that Styles had spat at Pine whilst the singer was taking a seat next to his co-star on Sunday (August 4th). According to The Guardian, a source close to Styles said: “This is not true.” Pine’s representatives held the same sentiment, dubbing the story “ridiculous”
“This is a ridiculous story – a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation,” the US actor’s spokesperson said in a statement. “There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.”
Several viral videos suggested that when Styles sat down at the premiere, with Pine in between him and the film’s director Olivia Wilde, he appeared to spit at his co-star. Pine’s reaction only added fuel to the fire as it suggested that Styles had in fact spat at him.
Of course, there was also more drama when a video was shared of Pine as he seemingly zoned out while Styles discussed the film. “My favourite thing about the movie is that it feels like a movie,” said Styles, while Pine looked off into the distance as if questioning all the life choices that brought him to this moment. Unsurprisingly, fans were quick to joke about the situation with one Twitter user writing: “This is even funnier when you remember Chris [Pine] has a bachelor’s in English from Berkeley and he grew up in the film industry and now he’s sitting next to someone saying ‘my favourite thing about the movie is like it feels like a movie.’”
Don’t Worry Darling has been swamped by controversy ever since it was announced. From the get-go, Shia LaBeouf, who originally played Jack (Styles’ role), departed the production and since then rumours of a bust-up between Wilde and Florence Pugh have been spreading like wildfire. Why not check out our full rundown of all the drama here?
Don’t Worry Darling is out in cinemas on September 23rd.