A spokesperson for Chris Pine has fiercely denied that the actor was spat on by Harry Styles during the premier of Don't Worry Darling.
Pine, Styles, Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde and Gemma Chan are among the Don't Worry Darling contingent currently at the Venice Film Festival where the movie received its world premiere.
During the first showing of the movie, Styles took his seat next to Pine and some fans online falsely speculated that the singer actually spat on his co-star - something which didn't happen.
"This is a ridiculous story - a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation," Pine's spokesperson told People.
"Just to be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine. There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist."
Did Pugh and Wilde fall out on-set?
The production and release of Don't Worry darling has been marred in controversy.
Prior to the premiere, Wilde conducted an interview with Variety in a series of emails in which she detailed how she fired Shia LaBeouf from the movie.
He was originally in place as the character eventually played by Styles.
However, LaBeouf would deny these rumours and actually presented evidence for himself - emails exchanged between him and Wilde about his amicable departure from the movie.
Styles, meanwhile, has received criticism for his accent in Don't Worry Darling, while many fans have questioned the body language of the actors and director involved during the promotion of the movie in Venice.
There have also been numerous rumours that Pugh and Wilde fell out after Wilde started a relationship with Styles during the making of the movie.
Wilde, however, was adamant that wasn't the case.