After being questioned about his decision to work with Woody Aleen, Timothée Chalamet has decided to donate his entire salary from his work in the director’s upcoming film, A Rainy Day In New York, to three nonprofit organizations.
The 22-year-old Golden Globe nominee explained that he had avoided the questions because of “contractual obligations.” However, in an Instagram post shared on Monday night, the actor added: 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 [Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network].
“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,” the actor concluded his statement.
Chalamet’s decision follows that of his co-star, Rebecca Hall, who just a few days ago apologized for acting in Woody Allen’s movie, and announced she had donated her wages to the Time’s Up initiative.
“My actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed,” she said, referring to statements from Farrow. “I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today.”
In recent weeks, Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig, and David Krumholtz have also expressed their regret for acting in Allen’s film, after the director’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, published an open letter in The Los Angeles Times criticizing multiple artists for working with Allen despite the many accusations of sexual harassment and molestation.