Don’t Worry Darling has been plagued with controversy in recent weeks, but the latest rumor to hit the internet has been debunked just hours after it started. According to a representative for Chris Pine, Harry Styles did No spit on his co-star.
If you’re confused as to how this strange conspiracy began, many believed that a video circulating on Twitter showed Styles spitting on Pine at a screening of Don’t Worry Darling at the Venice Film Festival. Check out the moment below.
#HarryStyles seems to spit on Chris Pine. I will not sleep until I know the truth pic.twitter.com/wLXjIHTYgUSeptember 6, 2022
“This is a ridiculous story – a complete fabrication and the result of a bizarre online illusion that is clearly misleading and allows for foolish speculation,” Pine’s representative told Variety. (opens in a new tab). “To be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion to the contrary is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.”
Sources close to Styles also denied the rumour, according to The Guardian. (opens in a new tab): “This is not true.” Variety’s own sources also indicated that Styles and Pine had no tension at the event (and no one noticed any spitting).
Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde, stars Florence Pugh as a housewife named Alice, who lives in a seemingly idyllic 1950s community called Victory, but all is not as it seems. Styles plays her husband Jack, while Pine is the sinister Frank. Nick Kroll, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne and Wilde round out the cast.
Reviews of the film have not been as positive, though Total Film’s own three-star review says, “Wilde’s film successfully builds a delicate house of cards around its protagonist which, once brought down, will likely provide Viewers have a lot to discuss about emasculation, patriarchal society and emancipation are the end credits.”
The film hits theaters on September 23. In the meantime, check out our roundup of all the major movie release dates of 2022 for everything else the year has in store for you.