Timothée Chalamet Donating Salary From Upcoming Woody Allen Film To Charity

Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet has announced on social media that he will be donating the entirety of his salary from Woody Allen film A Rainy Day In New York to charity.

In a post to Instagram, Chalamet said that while he can’t directly address how he feels having worked for Allen for contractual reasons, witnessing “the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence” in the last year has changed his mind:

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. 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 people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Greta Gerwig, director of Lady Bird (in which Chalamet previously appeared), publicly condemned Allen last week, saying that she regretted appearing in his 2012 film To Rome With Love:

If I had known then what I know now, I would not have acted in the film. I have not worked for him again, and I will not work for him again.

Rebecca Hall, who also appears in Rainy Day In New York, announced recently that she too will be donating her salary from the film, giving the entirety to Time’s Up:

In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones – I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry.

You can see Chalamet’s full post below: