'It's just words, isn't it?' : When Chris Pine broke silence on THAT Harry Styles incident at Venice!

    Chris Pine debunked rumors of Harry Styles spitting on him at the Venice Film Festival, calling it a "befuddled" moment amid the "Don't Worry Darling" press tour. Pine recalls their inside joke, "It's just words."

    <p>Chris Pine (Source: The Cut)</p>

    Chris Pine (Source: The Cut)

    "Setting the Record Straight!" Chris Pine Dishes on The Harry Styles Venice Debacle

    It was the spit heard around the world. Or was it? In the whirlwind that was the "Don’t Worry Darling" press tour, the Venice Film Festival provided us with what was arguably the juiciest tidbit. The infamous question: Did heartthrob Harry Styles really spit on Chris Pine? Months after the event, Pine opened up in a candid chat with Esquire, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

    Debunking the Drama

    The "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" sensation, Pine, revealed what really went down at Venice. The verdict? No spits were exchanged. "He didn’t spit on me. I think what he said is he leaned down and I think he said, ‘It’s just words isn’t it?’” Pine clarified.

    Chris Pine and Harry Styles at Venice Film Festival (Source: Page Six)

    The backdrop? A worn-out Pine, jet-lagged and swamped by press duties, had an inside jest with co-stars about the fatigue-induced gibberish during interviews. "Sometimes when you’re doing these press things, your brain goes befuddled," he laughed.

    Venice's Viral Moment

    The scene that set the internet ablaze? Pine, mid-applause, watches Styles take his seat. Styles, ever the cheeky chap, leans into Pine, leading to an extended look by Pine into his lap. Cue the rampant speculation! Styles, ever the entertainer, even added fuel to the fire during a Madison Square Garden gig, jesting, “I just popped very quickly to Venice to spit on Chris Pine.”

    Wilde's Two Cents

    "Don’t Worry Darling" had its fair share of controversies even before the film hit theaters. Amidst it all, the film's director and Styles' ex-flame, Olivia Wilde, joined the ranks of those dispelling rumors. Appearing on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”, Wilde was firm in dismissing any Harry-on-Pine spitting allegations, and additional drama surrounding the movie.

    Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde (Source: British Vogue)

    On the broader spectrum of controversies tied to the film, Pine confessed he remained blissfully ignorant. Shia LaBeouf's exit from the lead role was news to him. "If I feel bad, it’s because the vitriol that the movie got was absolutely out of proportion," Pine lamented, critiquing the magnification of events by social media.

    Looking back, what remains clear is the ludicrous nature of the spitting claims. In Pine's own words about the Venice fiasco, "It’s ridiculous.”

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