Olivia Wilde has broken her silence on one of the many rumors surrounding her upcoming movie, don’t worry baby. The 38-year-old director spoke of “spitgate” during her performance on September 21 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to place the rumor that Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine during the screening of the film at the Venice Film Festival on September 5 to rest. “He didn’t,” she said with a big grin on her face. “I think it’s a perfect example of people looking for drama everywhere. Harry didn’t actually spit on Chris.”
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As fans know, Harry, 28, addressed the rumor during his September 7 concert in New York City after a video of him sitting next to Chris, 42, went viral because it appeared to many as if Harry was spitting directly on his castmate. round. “I just rushed to Venice to spit on Chris Pine,” Harry told the audience at his concert, gushing that he was excited to be back on stage. The crowd erupted into screams after Harry spoke so casually about the situation.
Harry Styles: “It’s great, great, great to be back in New York. I just rushed to Venice to spit on Chris Pine.” pic.twitter.com/TUGOSoQPxw
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Rather a source close to the first A direction member told HollywoodLife that he “did not spit on/on 100%” Star Trek actor. They added that the rumor is “a completely made-up exchange and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply doesn’t exist.”
While the spitting rumors made both Harry and Olivia, who have been dating since late 2020, laughing, this is the only lighthearted rumor the cast has dealt with in recent weeks. don’t worry baby has been plagued by weeks of drama and feuding rumors, including drama over whether Olivia has been fired? Shia LaBeoufu, 36, who was originally cast in Harry’s role, or whether he quit. The two shared conflicting stories about Shia’s departure from the film in early September. In addition, Olivia is under public scrutiny for running a supposedly poisonous set and for having a reported fallout with Harry’s costar, Florence Pugho. The House alum shut down these rumors, though Florence’s absence from many of the film’s press events only fueled the gossip.
And during her performance on September 21 on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Olivia reflected on the “soap” surrounding her film and how she stays composed in the midst of the drama. “It’s hard sometimes, but in the end I’m so lucky,” she said eloquently. “I am so lucky and there are people who have to deal with so many very difficult things. The people of Jackson, Mississippi, have no water. There are people everywhere who are dealing with real health crises. My stuff is out there, but I’m alive, and my kids are alive, and that’s what gets me through.”