Timothee Chalamet Donates Salary From Woody Allen Film To Time’s Up
‘Call Me By Your Name’ breakout star Timothee Chalamet has announced that he will donate his salary from working on Woody Allen’s upcoming ‘A Rainy Day in New York’ to Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN.
Chalamet has become the latest actor – and the most high profile male actor – to publicly disavow Woody Allen, announcing he will be donating his salary from Allen’s upcoming film to the Time’s Up initiative against harassment and assault, alongside other charities.
Allen has been the subject of decades-long allegations of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, which were renewed in October 2017 when Farrow wrote a piece in the Los Angeles Times titled “Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?”. Allen continues to deny the allegations.
Chalamet took to Instagram to make the announcement saying:
“This year has changed the way I see and feel about many things; it has been a thrilling and, at times, enlightening education. I have, to this point, chosen projects from the perspective of a young actor trying to walk in the footsteps of more seasoned actors I admire. But I am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job – that has become much clearer to me in the past few months, having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence.
“I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer. I’m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations. But what I can say is this: I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN.
“I want to be worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all the people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
The actor is likely to receive an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Armie Hammer in the acclaimed gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’. He has won a number of other prizes for the role and is nominated for the EE Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs.