Timothée Chalamet will donate his entire salary from an upcoming movie to charity.
The 22-year-old actor, who entered the public conscience after his standout role in critically-acclaimed same-sex romance Call Me By Your Name, has received criticism for his part in A Rainy Day In New York, a film written and directed by Woody Allen.
Allen has faced accusations of sexual abuse by his step-daughter Dylan Farrow, including an op-ed penned in the LA Times last December linking him to the #MeToo campaign, although he has long denied these claims.
While Timothée has previously avoided answering questions on his decision to take part in the movie, he’s now clarified with a statement on Instagram, claiming that he was unable to answer due to ‘contractual obligations’.
He wrote: “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 am learning that a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job.
“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.”
Despite his inability to talk about the accusations against Allen, Timothée did announce that he would be donating his entire salary from A Rainy Day In New York to three different charities, including an LGBTQ charity.
“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.
“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.”
Timothée isn’t the only actor to give up his salary from the movie, as co-star Rebecca Hall also recently distanced herself from Allen and announced that she would donate her salary to the Time’s Up movement.
Read his full statement below.