Did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine like a fool at the 79th Venice Film Festival?
Controversy struck yet again around the film “Don’t Worry Darling,” as harry Styles was seen allegedly spitting on fellow cast member Chris Pine at the Venice Film Festival. The movie has been besieged by issues since production began, and it has only intensified as it makes its festival run.
Judge for yourself: did Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine?
As the Arbiter of Truth and Justice here at The Liberty Line, I’ve been trained to make snap judgments on situations precisely like this. That being said, every fiber of my being says yes.
As an avid soccer fan, I’ve seen dudes spit. Hell, I got in on the action myself by spitting on an Italian pervert for harassing my friends on the streets of Florence.
I know how a man reacts when he is spat on. I also know exactly how the spitter tries to play it cool when the deed is done.
Both expressions are abundantly present in that short clip. Even with Styles’ glistening reputation, Pine’s reaction alone is enough to seal the deal in my eyes.
Also, like soccer players, actors have been spitting on each other to establish dominance. Historians of film trace the practice’s ascension to the mainstream back to Denzel Washington spitting in Tom Hanks’ face on the set of Philadelphia.
Clearly, whatever happened on the set of Don’t Worry Darling is infinitely more severe.
Still not convinced? Here’s a secondary angle:
Because of the well-documented tensions between cast members, a film writer friend of mine had his own take on what Styles did:
“Harry was actually holding some piss in his mouth and waited to drop it in Pine’s lap,” said Ethan DeLehman of The Change-up. “Going the extra mile.”
While initially shocking, the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Granted, there’s almost zero precedent for Pine to be caught in this beef. But logic does not govern Olivia Wilde’s cast (or her, for that matter).
Even so, just looking at Harry that night made me uneasy. There was something about him that was off-putting. That collar… Where had I seen it before?
Then it hit me.
How could I have been so naïve? Sure, this story has many more notable plot points, like him banging director Olivia Wilde (who was served custody papers on set). Or maybe even his lover allegedly going behind Florence Pugh’s back to re-hire Shia LaBeouf, who apparently made the leading actress wildly uncomfortable before his eventual firing.
But no. Styles’ Colangelo collar is all the proof I need. It should be all you need too.