Woody Allen’s upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York, isn’t coming out until later this year, and already it feels like it’s turning into A Shitty Month for Woody’s Ego.
Instead of kissing Woody’s butt (as is often tradition when working with Woody Allen), some of the cast of A Rainy Day in New York have been publicly denouncing him. Rebecca Hall announced that she would never work with Woody again, and joined Rainy Day co-star Griffin Newman in donating her salary to charity. Timothée Chalamet hopped on Instagram yesterday and announced that he has decided to do the same.
Dylan Farrow’s accusations against Woody have been around for a long time, but they’ve been extremely difficult to ignore since 2014. Timothée explains that he can’t say much, due to contractual obligations, but that he chose to work with Woody in the first place because he’s all about picking good roles. But that choice was made before the #MeToo movement, and now he realizes he has to help end the silence. As such, he’s donating his entire salary from A Rainy Day in New York to Time’s Up, The LGBT Center of New York, and RAINN.
David Krumholtz announced this month that he too had decided to donate his salary from Wonder Wheel to charity. So that would make this four actors who no longer want Woody’s dirty money.
As for Timothée’s other Rainy Day co-stars, like Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, and Jude Law, they’ve stayed relatively quiet. I’m not here to tell anyone what to do, but Jude Law’s publicist might want to slip him a note suggesting he copy and paste Timothée’s Instagram explanation. Because explaining why you chose to keep the money you got for playing an older creep in an older creep’s movie in a post-#MeToo world might not be the most fun situation to explain on a red carpet.