Call Me By Your Name’s breakout star, Timothée Chalamet, has become the latest actor to donate the salary he earned from working in Woody Allen’s latest movie.
It’s become something of a trend as the Time’s Up movement takes shape, and rightly so. First Greta Gerwigexpressed regret for working with the 82-year-old comic, then actress Rebecca Hall set the bar even higher by donating her entire salary from A Rainy Day in New York, which Chalamet also stars in.
When asked in a recent interview how Woody Allen has escaped the wrath of the #MeToo revolution, the 22-year-old actor was markedly evasive.
However, he has now expanded on it the situation in a statement on Instagram where he said that he is “learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job”.
He continued: “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 Centre in New York, and RAINN.”
Since the Time’s Up movement, actors in Hollywood have been keen to pledge their allegiance to the cause. It looks like it may finally closing in on Woody Allen, whose alleged sexual abuse spans back decades.
Talking about the movement’s attitudes towards him, Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow said: “The people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which their own words and decisions have helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that’s hard for me to reconcile”.