"Harry didn't spit on Chris, actually."

“Harry didn’t spit on Chris, actually.”

Olivia Wilde has taken time to address the swirl of off-screen drama rumors surrounding her new release “Don’t Worry Baby,” inspired by the popular internet theory that her lead man, Harry Styles, spits on his co-star, Chris Pine, during the Venice Film Festival premiere. About the thriller.

“Harry didn’t spit on Chris, actually,” Wilde told Stephen Colbert in a clip from Wednesday’s episode of “The Late Show,” which was released online a few hours before the full interview aired on CBS.

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A late-night host shakes the exit a bit, replies in a quick whisper: “Only time will tell. We’ll see.” The interaction brings Wilde to laughter.

“I think it is an excellent example, for example, that people will look for drama anywhere they can,” says the director, explaining her interpretation of the popularity of the rumours.

Payne’s representative was quick to deny that the actor spat on Styles after the film’s September 5 premiere, calling the narration a “ridiculous story” and a “complete fabrication.”

Styles later jokingly admitted to the rumors during a concert in Madison Square Garden, two days after the supposed incident: “It’s so, so, so cool to be back in New York. I jumped so quickly into the gun to spit on Chris Pine. But don’t worry, I’ve We’re back!”

The supposed drooling story is just one off-screen story that has haunted “Don’t Worry Baby” in recent weeks. Stars Florence Pugh and Wilde didn’t stand together on the Venice red carpet, fueling rumors that the two had erupted during film production.

“Florence is power,” Wilde said at the film’s press conference in Venice when asked to “purify the air” about the online discussion. “For all the endless tabloid gossip and all the noise out there, the internet feeds itself. I don’t feel the need to contribute. I think it feeds enough.”

Warner Bros. will open “Don’t Worry Baby” is in theaters on Friday.

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