Actor Timothee Chalamet Cuts Ties With Woody Allen By Donating Film Salary
Actor Timothee Chalamet is the latest actor to cut ties with controversial director Woody Allen. Chalamet worked with Allen on an upcoming film.
Chalamet took to Instagram early Tuesday morning to reveal that he made a crucial decision regarding a past business decision that he made last year. The actor told his followers that he filmed A Rainy Day in New York last year with the Blue Jasmine director.
While the Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name actor could not describe working with Allen due to contract issues, his statement spoke volumes.
"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," wrote Chalamet.
Chalamet ended his post by adding that he wanted to be worthy of joining his fellow actors and performers who are fighting for equality and respect for everyone.
A Rallying Fan Base
Chalamet's Instagram post received over 147,000 likes and received numerous messages of support from his fans.
"I really appreciate that you're doing that. I think you made the appropriate decision possible in this situation," said one Instagram follower.
"You have all my respect, Timothee. Such a big heart for someone so young, and yet with talent and kindness to the moon and back. I'm proud to call you my idol, and I know you'll go very very far," wrote another Instagram follower.
Other Instagram followers left simple messages that contained numerous emoji symbols and expressed satisfaction with Chalamet's response.
Rebecca Hall Follow Suit
Apparently, Chalamet is not the only actor to donate his salary on this particular film. Rebecca Hall, who worked with Chalamet in the upcoming movie, stated that she would give her entire A Rainy Day in New York paycheck to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.
Like Chalamet, Hall has not publicly revealed that if she would work with Allen again. They could potentially join other actors such as actress Mina Sorvino who stated that she would not work with Allen after overcoming a blacklist that discredited movie mogul Harvey Weinstein put over her.
Another actor that recently joined Sorvino in the "not working with Woody Allen" club is Lady Bird actress-director Greta Gerwig. Gerwig previously worked with Allen in the 2012 film To Rome with Love and publicly admitted that she regretted the experience.
Woody Allen Allegedly Molested Stepdaughter
The sudden backlash against the four-time Oscar-winning actor slash director stems from an opinion piece written by Allen's estranged stepdaughter Dylan Farrow on Dec. 7, 2017. The article published in the Los Angeles Times called out several high-profile actresses for condemning Weinstein, but not Allen.
Farrow maintained that her stepfather had molested her when she was younger. While Allen has continuously denied these charges, Gerwig and Sorvino have apologized to Farrow for their actions, and Farrow accepted their apologies.