Chris Pine Finally Addresses That Harry Styles #SpitGate Incident – JP
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only drama surrounding the film’s release. In addition Olivia and Harry’s romance making headlines—with the pair breaking up in late 2022 year after about two years together—rumors swirled about the director and star Florence Pugh‘s alleged tension on set, which Olivia has denied.
In his Esquire cover story, Chris addressed the sea of rumors that have followed the movie since filming.
“If there was drama, there was drama,” he explained in his Esquire feature published March 1. “I absolutely didn’t know about it, nor really would I have cared. If I feel badly, it’s because the vitriol that the movie got was absolutely out of proportion with what was onscreen. Venice was normal things getting swept up in a narrative that people wanted to make, compounded by the metastasizing that can happen in the Twittersphere. It was ridiculous.”
And for the record, the Hell or High Water star has nothing but love for his co-stars, calling Harry “a sweet guy” (who he reiterates didn’t spit on him) and noting he loves Florence “to f–king death.”