In footage from the Venice Film Festival on Monday, it’s now widespread It was shared on social media
Styles was seen approaching Payne to sit next to the actor at a screening of the thriller. As Styles quickly moves to his seat, he makes a subtle “puh” motion using the mouth, indicating that he may have spit. Payne looks at his lap, pauses his applause, then shakes his head and smiles as if there was some kind of banter between the two stars.
Others argue that nothing can be seen coming out of Styles’ mouth.
CNN has reached out to representatives of the cast for comment.
“Just to be clear, Harry Styles didn’t spit on Chris Pine,” A representative for Pine told People magazine.
“There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create a drama that simply does not exist.”
It’s the latest movie campaign moment to spark speculation that things aren’t all love between those involved in the project.
However, there were plenty of smiles from the actors at Monday’s festivities.
Pine was seen on the red carpet, Magically Capture Pictures
With a disposable camera for movie star Florence Pugh. styles plant a friendly kiss
To 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 Olivia Wilde and the “Don’t Worry Darling” director, but Wilde had nothing but praise for the actress.
“Florence is strength,” Wilde said at a news conference earlier Monday. “I can’t say enough how honored I am to be our lead. She’s amazing in the movie.”
The manager was asked about reports that she and Pugh had a feud.
“For all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, I mean, the internet is feeding itself,” Wilde said. “I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think it’s nourishing enough.”
In fact. During the same press conference, Pine seemed distracted at times, leading Twitter to describe his appearance there as “Astral Projection Chris Pine.”
. “Friendly writer. Unapologetic student. Typical internetaholic. Social media ninja. Communicator. Music fanatic.”