Timothée Chalamet Pledges to Donate His Salary from Woody Allen Film to Charity
Published Jan 16, 2018Timothée Chalamet has announced that he will be donating whatever money he makes from appearing in Woody Allen's upcoming film A Rainy Day in New York.
The 22-year-old is poised to become one of Hollywood's most-watched actors thanks to recent roles in acclaimed films like Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name, but despite his rising onscreen value, Chalamet has said he does not wish to profit from his role in Allen's next film.
Instead, the actor has pledged to donate his entire fee to organizations like Time's Up, New York's LGBT Center and RAINN.
Chalamet revealed his decision in a recent Instagram post.
He said that "having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence" has changed the way he will choose future film roles.
He also noted that he has been unable to directly answer questions with regards to A Rainy Day in New York (which was filmed last summer) due to "contractual obligations."
Chalamet closed his post, writing, "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."
See his full Instagram post below.
Woody Allen has been accused of sexually abusing Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter with ex-wife Mia Farrow. In the '90s, he infamously began an affair with and then married his adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn.
In recent months, a number of other celebrities have denounced their own decisions to work with Allen, including To Rome with Love co-stars Ellen Page and Greta Gerwig. Chalamet's own A Rainy Day in New York co-star Rebecca Hall also announced earlier this week that she would donate her earnings from the film to Time's Up.