Chris Pine explains what really happened with Harry Styles

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Chris Pine has set the record straight about what really happened between him and Harry Styles, saying that the singer didn't spit on him at the Venice International Film Festival.

Last year, a video went viral during the world premiere of their movie Don't Worry Darling, which appeared to show Styles leaning over and spitting on his co-star. Despite both stars swiftly denying the allegations at the time, the video continued to be shared across social media thousands of times.

Now, Pine has once again touched on the subject during a video interview with Esquire saying, even though the footage does look suspicious, there wasn't any exchange of saliva.

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"Harry did not spit on me. Harry’s a very, very kind guy," the actor said.

Going on to recall the moment he first learned about the "spit-gate" scandal, the actor explained that he was on the flight back from Venice when his publicist woke him up to show him the video.

"She said 'we have to craft a message about what happened in Venice... about Harry spitting on you,' I had no idea what happened. She showed me the thing and it does look indeed like Harry is spitting on me. He didn't spit on me."

Pine then explained the exchange from his point of view, saying the pair were sharing a quick joke about doing press conferences while jet-lagged, with Styles leaning in to say "It’s just words, isn’t it?"

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"We had this little joke because we’re all jet-lagged; we’re all trying to answer these questions," Pine clarified.

"And sometimes when you’re doing these press things, your brain goes befuddled and you start speaking gibberish. But it’s just words, man."

Pine's representatives previously slammed the spitting allegations as a "complete fabrication" and "ridiculous" last year.

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