The latest internet conversation related to the movie “Don’t Worry Darling” involves stars Harry Styles, Chris Pine and an (alleged) spitting hold.
In footage from the Venice Film Festival on Monday, now widely broadcast on social networks, Styles is seen approaching Pine to sit next to the actor during a screening of the thriller. As Styles quickly moves to his seat, he makes a subtle “puh” motion with his mouth, suggesting he may have spat. Pine looks down at his knees, stops clapping, then shakes his head and smiles as if there’s been some sort of joke between the two stars.
Others argue that nothing can be seen coming out of Styles’ mouth.
CNN has reached out to the cast’s reps for comment.
It’s the most recent moment in the cinematic campaign to speculate that all is not love between those involved in the project.
There were, however, plenty of smiles from the cast during Monday’s festivities.
Pine was seen on the red carpet charmingly snapping photos with a disposable camera of the film’s star, Florence Pugh. Styles planted a friendly kiss on co-star Nick Kroll during a long standing ovation for the film after the screening.
People on social media were quick to point out that there wasn’t much public interaction between ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ director Olivia Wilde and Pugh, but Wilde had nothing but praise for the actress. .
“Florence is a force,” Wilde said at a press conference earlier on Monday. “I can’t say enough how honored I am to have her as my lead. She’s amazing in the movie.
The director was asked about reports that she and Pugh had a falling out.
“As far as all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise, I mean, the internet feeds on itself,” Wilde said. “I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think he is sufficiently well fed.
In effect. During that same press conference, Pine appeared to be distracted at times, leading to Twitter doubling down on his appearance as “Chris Pine in Astral Projection.”