Chris Pine’s publicist thought it wasn’t their day, week or month (or year) when they landed in Italy to attend the Venice Film Festival last summer.
The 42-year-old actor felt like he was pulling out all the stops for his debut at the “Don’t Worry Darling” premiere in September, but he was told he looked like Jennifer Aniston’s favorite character Rachel Green from “Friends.”
“Why did Chris Pine cut his hair? Esquire magazine asked Pine in a TikTok clip.
“I thought I looked pretty fly,” Pine admitted while showing off a fresh cut.
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“The hair was long, everything was happening and the publicist told me I looked like Rachel from ‘Friends’.”
Throughout the week, Pine had a series of engagements for the Olivia Wilde-directed film.
“I couldn’t hear it,” he said. “It was the first day of my first time in Venice.”
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Aniston’s “The Rachel” hairstyle was designed by her longtime stylist, Chris McMillan, and became almost as famous as the long-running sitcom.
While “Don’t Worry Darling” was marred by controversy before it even hit the silver screen, Pine addressed another buzz from the festival that week: the infamous speculation spewed by Harry Styles.
It appeared that Styles, his co-star, casually whistled at Pine as he took his seat as the packed house applauded his entrance at the Venice Film Festival, which was made all the more apparent by Pine’s slow-tapping reaction and his look his embrace. Pine then appeared to shake his head as if there was a problem, but clarified that any notion of bad luck was just that.
“He wakes me up, you know, in a state, and he said, ‘We have to write a message about what happened in Venice,’ and I said, ‘With what?’ Pine recalls before his publicist responded. For Harry spitting on you.’
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“I had no idea what happened. He showed me the thing, and it does look like Harry spat on me,” Pine said.
“He didn’t spit on me. I think what he said is he leaned over, and I think he said, ‘They’re just words, aren’t they?’ , and sometimes when you do these press things, your brain gets messed up and you know you start talking nonsense. he had a joke, ‘They’re just words, man.’
At the time, online chatter added to that tension between the cast as videos appeared to show Styles spitting.
“This is a ridiculous story … a complete fabrication and the result of a bizarre internet illusion that clearly deceives and allows for foolish speculation,” Pine’s representative told Fox News Digital in September. “To be clear, Harry Styles did not spit on Chris Pine.”
They added, “There is nothing but respect between these two men and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply doesn’t exist.”
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