Timotheé Chalamet Shades Woody Allen Flick, Donates Proceeds!
Everyone knows that, until very recently, the world was kept totally literally undeniably 100% in the dark about Woody Allen's disconcerting - to say the least - behavior towards young women and girls throughout his decades-long career. He relied on technicalities to marry his adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn in 1997 and had sex with Mariel Hemingway's on-screen 17-year-old character in 1979's Manhattan. In 2014 another one of Allen's adopted daughters Dylan Farrow released an explosive tell-all via The New York Times detailing a childhood of abuse at the hands of her father. Just, wow. It's always the people you least suspect.
Call Me By Your Name heartthrob Timotheé Chalamet is the latest victim of Allen's duping. He - most likely against his wishes at this point - has his name attached to Allen's upcoming vanity project A Rainy Day In New York. The movie began filming before the tides regarding the way assault is handled in Hollywood turned into a full-blown sea change. And Chalamet, like a handful of actors before him, has found a way to avoid getting caught in a net (let's go with this seafaring vision I set up) by donating his proceeds from a questionable professional endeavor to the Time's Up movement. He took to Instagram with:
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.
I have been asked in a few recent interviews about my decision to work on a film with Woody Allen last summer. 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 Center in New York, and RAINN. 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.
Ugh if only he had known. Chalamet got sexed up butt good by Armie Hammer in the gay flick Call Me By Your Name, and as a result has amassed a massive LGBTQ following that have watched his every move since the movie's release. The move to donate his salary to worthwhile causes is smart on Chalamet's part, and follows similar gestures from Rebecca Hall and Griffin Newman, two other actors seeking penance for their work with Allen. But seriously guys. Where were the signs.