Rebecca Hall Donates Salary From Woody Allen Movie to Time's Up Fund
Hall has a small role in 'A Rainy Day in New York,' also starring Timothee Chalamet, Jude Law and Elle Fanning.
Less than a week after Timothee Chalamet came under fire on social media for wearing a Time's Up pin after working on an upcoming Woody Allen movie, his co-star in the movie, Rebecca Hall, has said she will donate her wages on the film to the anti-harassment initiative.
"It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup," Hall wrote in an Instagram post on Friday. "I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere."
Hall has a small role in Allen's upcoming film A Rainy Day in New York, also starring Chalamet, Jude Law and Elle Fanning. Allen's daughter with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexually abusing her as a child.
According to her Instagram post, Hall worked on the set of Allen's new film for one day. She said she agreed to appear in the film seven months before allegations of sexual misconduct involving Harvey Weinstein first broke, which opened the floodgate to more assault and abuse stories being shared in the media. Hall said that she has always felt "grateful" to Allen for giving her "one of my first significant roles in film" in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
In the weeks after the Weinstein allegations, Hall said she re-read Farrow's allegations and regretted appearing in the film. "I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed," she wrote. "I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today."
Hall's is only the latest in a series of decisions by actors to donate their salaries on films involving accused abusers to charities supporting abuse victims and women. In October A Rainy Day in New York actor Griffin Newman donated his salary on the film to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. That same month director Kevin Smith donated his residuals on movies backed by Harvey Weinstein to the nonprofit Women in Film, which advocates for women in entertainment.
Read Hall's full statement below.
The day after the Weinstein accusation broke in full force I was shooting a day of work on Woody Allen’s latest movie in New York. I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day. When asked to do so, some seven months ago, I quickly said yes. He gave me one of my first significant roles in film for which I have always been grateful, it was one day in my hometown - easy. I have, however subsequently realized there is nothing easy about any of this. In the weeks following I have thought very deeply about this decision, and remain conflicted and saddened. After reading and re-reading Dylan Farrow’s statements of a few days ago and going back and reading the older ones - I see, not only how complicated this matter is, but that my actions have made another woman feel silenced and dismissed. That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry. I regret this decision and wouldn’t make the same one today. It’s a small gesture and not one intended as close to compensation but I’ve donated my wage to @timesup. I’ve also signed up, will continue to donate, and look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere. #timesup