If there’s one thing everyone in Hollywood is talking about this year, it’s sexual assault. But if there’s another thing everyone in Hollywood is talking about this year, it’s Call Me by Your Name.
And today, everyone seems to be talking about both.
The new queer classic adapted from André Aciman’s novel of the same name has become the love story of the year has given us the rise of actorTimothée Chalamet who finds himself under scrutiny for an upcoming film.
He recently finished production on A Rainy Day in New York, from writer/director Woody Allen. Allen has long represented a culture of sexual assault in Hollywood, from an era of Polanski and Brando, long before social media brought the issue to light.
In response to the controversy, Chalamet has announced he’s donating his earnings from the film to Time’s Up, the LGBT Community Center of New York City, and RAINN. Although his contract restricts him from specifically discussing working with Allen, he recently took to Instagram to explain his opinion on the movement and his decision to donate his salary.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
Read Chalamet’s full statement below: