NEW YORK • Timothee Chalamet, the breakout star of the film Call Me By Your Name, has develop into the most recent actor to distance himself from Woody Allen, saying that he’s donating the wage from his function within the director’s newest movie to charities preventing sexual abuse and harassment.
In a put up on his Instagram account, Chalamet mentioned he’s giving his wages from his work on Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York to Hollywood-backed initiative Time’s Up; the LGBT Centre in New York; and RAINN, an organisation that helps victims of sexual violence.
He additionally sought to clarify his earlier reticence about his determination to look in a movie directed by Allen, who faces accusations relationship again to 1993 that he sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Allen has denied the accusations. Chalamet mentioned that, owing to “contractual obligations”, he had been unable to reply questions posed by reporters and critics on the topic.
“I don’t want to profit from my work on the film,” he mentioned. “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.”
The transfer comes on the heels of different actors having distanced themselves from Allen.
Last Friday, Chalamet’s co-star, Rebecca Hall, introduced on Instagram that she was donating her wages from A Rainy Day In New York to Time’s Up.
Hall, who additionally starred in Allen’s 2008 movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, mentioned she had been affected by public statements made by Farrow relating to Allen.
“I see not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed,” she mentioned.
In October final yr, days after the Harvey Weinstein harassment scandal broke, one other of Chalamet’s co-stars, Griffin Newman, donated his complete wage from a one-scene function in A Rainy Day In New York to RAINN.
Chalamet and Hall’s statements got here one month after Farrow questioned in an opinion piece within the Los Angeles Times why Allen had been spared comparable scrutiny of his previous actions.
In 2014, she had spoken out publicly for the primary time in regards to the 1993 allegations in an open letter printed in The New York Times.
In an open letter to Farrow printed on Jan 10, Mira Sorvino apologised for the delay in publicly supporting her and for not initially believing her story. The actress labored with Allen on the 1995 comedy Mighty Aphrodite and gained an Oscar for her efficiency.
She was one in all many ladies to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault in a narrative printed by The New Yorker in October final yr. Ronan Farrow, Dylan’s brother, reported the piece.
Sorvino’s letter got here a day after Greta Gerwig, who carried out in Allen’s 2012 film To Rome With Love, informed The New York Times that she, too, wouldn’t work with Allen in future.
But a few of Allen’s collaborators have prevented criticising him. Justin Timberlake and Kate Winslet starred in his 2017 movie Wonder Wheel and Dylan Farrow has criticised the 2 for talking in favour of the #metoo motion and Time’s Up, however not towards Allen.
Alec Baldwin, a three-time Allen collaborator, defended the director on Twitter on Tuesday.
“The renunciation of (Allen) and his work, no doubt, has some purpose,” he wrote. “But it’s unfair and sad to me.”
Selena Gomez, who stars in A Rainy Day In New York as Chalamet’s love curiosity, has been criticised for accepting the function, for which she auditioned 5 occasions, in line with an interview with IndieWire. A fan commented on a photograph posted on Monday by the star’s mom, Mandy Teefey, suggesting she make her daughter apologise for working with Allen.
Teefey responded: “Sorry, no one can make Selena do anything she doesn’t want to. I had a long talk with her about not working with him and it didn’t click.”
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