Nick Kroll Jokes About Asking Harry Styles To Spit On Chris Pine: ‘I’m The Puppeteer’
Nick Kroll has poked fun at the drama surrounding “Don’t Worry Darling.” He has even jokingly taken credit for it, especially the so-called “spit-gate” involving Harry Styles and Chris Pine.
Page Six said that the 44-year-old comedian discussed the matter with Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on “The Tonight Show.” It came after the talk show host quipped that his guest is the “mastermind behind all of it.”
In continuing the banter, Kroll is noted to have joked that he decided to “create a lot of buzz around the film but not about the film itself.”
The publication then quoted the “Big Mouth” co-creator, telling Fallon, “I’m the puppeteer. I was like, ‘Hey, Harry, you know what would be a great idea? When you walk into the premiere at Venice, spit on Chris Pine.’”
Nick Kroll’s “spit” joke references the allegation that the “As It Was” singer spat on their co-star at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month.
The controversy began when a video from the event showed Styles appearing to have spat on Pine as he took his seat for the premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling” at the festival.
Variety noted that while the recordings could not confirm the theories and speculations, netizens went into a craze, causing the clips to go viral.
Many individuals were seemingly convinced that Harry Styles spat on Chris Pine, but a rep for the latter has since dismissed the claims.
In a statement to the publication, the “Finest Hours” actor’s rep said it was a “ridiculous story.” As added, it was “a complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation.”
In the end, the rep clarified in the statement to Variety that “Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine,” adding that “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.”
Elsewhere in the interview with Jimmy Fallon, Nick Kroll quipped that the One Direction member was initially sold to his “suggestion.” But, he joked that the singer realized it would not work, so he gave him another idea.
The “Sausage Party” voice actor jokingly shared that he told his co-star, “Maybe you should just, you know, give me a kiss,” instead.
The comedian later added that he also “asked him to spit in my mouth,” but Harry Styles would not do it, with Nick Kroll saying, “The guy’s got boundaries.”