In a recent interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN, Call Me by Your Name actor Timothée Chalamet stammers when answering a question about the ethical ramification of working with director Woody Allen, who has been accused of sexual abuse by his daughter Dylan Farrow. Chalamet worked together with Allen on the upcoming film, A Rainy Day in New York, alongside Elle Fanning, Jude Law, and Selena Gomez.
Amanpour noted that Allen has "escaped the #MeToo revolution," and also asked Chalamet about how and why that might be the case.
The Call Me by Your Name star gave an underwhelming and problematic response, saying that what he has to to say will "only anger people." He continued by saying, "So when that films comes out, if it comes out, that's gonna be really important to talk about, but that's not the time right now."
— becca (@babysdriver) January 11, 2018
People on twitter both called out and defended Chalamet for his now-is-not-the-time response.
You clearly are a biased stan. If he's serious about the #metoo movement, then he has to speak on it regardless.
— Richard D (@OhItsRichard) January 12, 2018
I actually don't believe he is staying in a 'safe place'. I think he's a highly intelligent young man, I think he gave his response and said he will divulge further. I think he wants to better sort out his mind before speaking.
— :) (@pitbulllove4613) January 12, 2018
so when is the time to talk about it
— thick like lugaw (@glossplicit) January 12, 2018
You can watch the entire interview with Chalamet and Armie Hammer, below.
UPDATE: Addressing the controversy about working with Woody Allen, Chalamet took to Instagram and revealed that he would be donating his salary from A Rainy Day in New York to charitable organizations like the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund, The LGBT Community Center in New York, and the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN).