Chris Pine Explains Harry Styles Spit-Gate, Don’t Worry Darling Memes – The Hollywood Reporter

Chris Pine finally reveals what happened between him and Harry Styles in the viral video where it appears the pop star spit on his don’t worry darling co-starred.

“Harry didn’t spit on me. Harry is a very, very nice guy,” Pine said in a video accompanying a Squire profile published on Wednesday. His words echo those of director Olivia Wilde, who insisted on Stephen Colbert’s film Last show last fall that Styles didn’t spit on Pine.

In the Squire video, Pine guessed that Styles was saying something to him in the much-discussed moment, perhaps, “Those are just words, aren’t they?”

He added: “We had this little joke because we are all jet lagged; we are all trying to answer these questions. And sometimes when you do these things for the press, your brain gets confused and you start talking gibberish. But those are just words, man.

Pine said he heard rumors of what happened, dubbed “spit-gate”, on his flight home from Venice. He was sleeping, he recalled, when his publicist woke him up “in a state” and “said we need to write a message about what happened”.

He didn’t know what his rep was referring to, so she showed him the video and Pine admits that in the clip, it looks like he’s spitting on me. He didn’t spit on me. »

At the time, Pine’s rep said of the rumors that Styles spit on his client, “It’s a ridiculous story, a complete fabrication and the result of a bizarre online illusion that is clearly misleading and allows for wild speculation. Just to be clear, Harry Styles did NOT spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion to the contrary is a blatant attempt to create drama that doesn’t exist at all. just not.

Pine also revealed what he was really thinking behind the image of him seemingly staring off into space and staring at the ceiling during the don’t worry darling press conference.

Again, he blamed jet lag. “It’s a fucking long flight to Italy. It’s long,” he said in the Squire video. “I was so jetlagged, and then you’re thrown into a press conference where you have to talk about a movie you did five and a half years ago. I was just tired, frankly.

He also said that in the photo he’s looking at, he’s actually admiring a dramatic ceiling. “You have to know that press conferences in Venice take place in one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen and the ceilings are like blue with gilded gold. So there’s one of these (memes) where I’m looking up, and what I’m really thinking is, ‘How can I do this to my ceiling?’ That’s what was going through my head. »

In the accompanying article, he added, “Sometimes the question isn’t so interesting,” he said, “and you don’t care, and you look at a ceiling because it’s is really pretty.

“All the memes I saw on my face in Venice made me laugh out loud,” he added, revealing that he particularly liked “me on an important zoom call watching my cat throw up on the couch.”

THE don’t worry darling The press tour was dominated by rumors of behind-the-scenes drama, including that star Florence Pugh clashed with Wilde during filming. Pine said he was unaware of any conflict between Pugh, whom he loves “to death,” and Wilde. But he is upset that the film could have been overshadowed by viral elements surrounding the promotion of the project.

“If there was drama, there was drama,” he said of don’t worry darling. But he added: ‘I had absolutely no idea, and I really wouldn’t have cared. If I feel bad, it’s because the vitriol the movie got was absolutely out of proportion to what was on screen. Venice was normal things swept up in a narrative that people wanted to make, compounded by the metastases that can occur in the Twittersphere. It was ridiculous.”

Pine also talked about what is arguably his most famous franchise, the star trek movies. It was announced last year that he and several of his co-stars from the 2009 JJ Abrams revival would return for a new film. But shortly after the news broke, Abrams and Paramount boss Brian Robbins at an investor event, representatives from a number of star trek the stars said they were surprised to learn of the film’s existence.

Pine said he still doesn’t know what’s going on with the film.

“I don’t know anything,” he said, suggesting that’s a bit typical of the franchise. “In star trek earth, actors are usually the last people to find out about anything. I know costume designers who read the scripts before the actors.

When asked if it was weird being announced as Captain Kirk and not knowing what you’re getting into, Pine replied, “I would say it’s frustrating. It doesn’t really foster the greatest sense of partnership, but that’s how it’s always been. I love the character. I like people. I love the franchise. But trying to change the system in which things are created — I just can’t do it. I don’t have the energy.

Abrams was vague about the project when contacted by Squire, saying he was still looking for a director after Matt Shakman left the project. “I will say this is the first time (since the original reboot) that we’ve had a story as compelling as the first,” he told the publication.

While he seems ready for another journey, Pine suggests that the death of co-star Anton Yelchin has also cast a shadow over the franchise.

“After the last one came out and didn’t make the billion dollars that everyone wanted it to make and then Anton passed away, I don’t know, he just seemed right,” he said. Squire, fading. He didn’t finish that thought, the writer revealed. But minutes later, Pine suggested the franchise “feels like it’s cursed.”

The new film was later removed from the release schedule.

Pine and her co-star Chris Hemsworth have left the project star trek 4 in 2018 after talks between the two actors and the companies making the films collapsed.

And, amid uncertainty surrounding Kevin Costner’s future on Taylor Sheridan’s hit series YellowstonePine, who starred in Sheridan’s 2016 film Against all odds, he was asked if he would consider joining the franchise. (It’s been reported that Matthew McConaughey is considering getting in the saddle, and Sheridan has a habit of recasting his stars.)

“I love Montana. I love Kevin Costner. I love horses,” Pine said.

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