Timothée Chalamet has revealed that he will be donating his entire salary from the Woody Allen film he worked on to charities.
The 22-year-old actor starred alongside Selena Gomez in Woody Allen’s latest film, A Rainy Day in New York – out later this year – but has pledged to donate all of his salary to three charities…
“This year has changed the way I see and feel about so many things,” he wrote on Instagram.
“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 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,” he wrote, referencing the Times Up movement and all the sexual abuse allegations that have shaken Hollywood over the past few months.
“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,” he continued.
“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 [the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network].”
Greta Gerwig has also spoken of her regret of working with Woody Allen in the past.
On Friday, Timothée Chalamet’s co-star Rebecca Hall said that she too would be donating her salary to charity. No word on whether Selena Gomez, who has already received a lot of backlash for working with the controversial director, will do the same…