The internet is fiercely debating whether HS hocked one onto CP’s lap right before the film started playing at the Venice Film Festival Monday … and people are torn.
Watch the video … you see Harry walk up to his seat — which is sandwiched between costars Chris and Gemma Chan — and just as he’s about to plop down, he appears to somewhat bend forward and purse his lips in a spitting fashion. It’s all very fast and smooth.
From the clip alone, it’s difficult to say with certainty he actually spit or not — but Chris’ reaction certainly seems to suggest he, at the very least, thought he might’ve been spit on.
The dude pauses and looks down at his leg/his seat — and also stops his clap completely — only to look up in what appears to be comical disbelief that this just happened (or didn’t?) Harry carries on as if nothing’s amiss — so the jury’s still out on whether he did it or not.
There are a couple different angles of the “spit shot” … and in some, it looks more clear than others, which could work in Harry’s favor. However, one video of Chris standing up and applauding — presumably after the credits rolled — show him seeming a little tense.
We’ve reached out to Chris and Harry’s reps for clarification, but no word back just yet. Neither star has addressed it either on their own at this point … so for now, it’s just speculation on Twitter.