Timothee Chalamet is the latest star from a Woody Allen film to donate his earnings to charity.
The Time’s Up movement has been making a big impact on Hollywood lately and it has caused many to reexamine the case of Woody Allen. Actors from his past and future projects have spoken out about regretting working with him or planning to not work with him in the future. Recently, Rebecca Hall announced she’d be donating her salary from the upcoming A Rainy Day In New York to Time’s Up. Her co-star, Chalamet is now following suit.
The Call Me By Your Name star has been asked multiple times in recent interviews about working with Allen and he’s sort of dodged the question saying he’s not allowed to really speak out about it contractually. He finally gave a statement on his Instagram Monday evening saying while he couldn’t exactly speak out about directly working with Woody, he’s learned a lot and will be donating the salary he made on the upcoming movie which also stars Selena Gomez, to three different charities.
“This year has changed the way I see and feel about so 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.”
He continued saying, “I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer,” he wrote. “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 people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Read Timothee’s full statement below.