There's really no good reason to work with Woody Allen, yet here we are. The director, who was accused by his estranged adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of sexually abusing her in the early 1990s, has maintained a steady roster of young and old Hollywood talent for his films, which themselves are often said to be thinly veiled attacks on past lovers.
Now, with the Me Too and Time Up movements taking over Hollywood, it's become much, much more difficult to get away with acting in a Woody Allen film. This has led to a handful of actors publicly denouncing their work with Allen and, in some instances, donating their profits to charities.
This is exactly what rising young actor Timothee Chalamet did last night. In an honest and necessary Instagram post, the Call Me By Your Name actor, who has been dodging questions about his work in an upcoming film with Allen, announced that he couldn't answer questions about his work because of "contractual obligations" but said that he'll give up his salary on the film to three charities.
"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," he explained. "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."
He concluded his post, stating: "This year has changed the way I see and feel about so many things; 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 more 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."
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