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Rebecca Hall donated her entire salary from Woody Allen’s latest movie

January 15, 2018

She's contributing to Time's Up.

Like a lot of actors in Hollywood, Rebecca Hall has had to come to terms with having worked with Woody Allen. Twice.

Unlike a lot of them, she’s taking real action to rectify that.

The star of Woody Allen’s 2008 movie Vicky Christina Barcelona, Hall most recently worked on Allen’s A Rainy Day In New York, and like her costar Griffin Newman (who donated his salary to RAINN), has decided to donate her entire salary from the movie to the Time’s Up foundation, which stirred the pot at the Golden Globes, in part because of its clearcut stance against sexual misconduct in Hollywood and in part because some of the people wearing its pin have themselves been cloudy on the issues (or, as Aziz Ansari was this weekend, accused of perpetrating it themselves).

“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,” wrote Hall on Instagram. “I couldn’t have imagined somewhere stranger to be that day.”

Hall goes onto talk about the opportunity Allen gave her—he gave her one of her first significant roles in a movie, which was shot in one day in her hometown—but also that the situation is far more nuanced than a great opportunity with a quick paycheque. Which, we suppose, is why she’s chosen to donate her latest one.

“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,” she continues in her post. “That is not something that sits easily with me in the current or indeed any moment, and I am profoundly sorry.”

In addition to donating her salary earned from A Rainy Day in New York, Hall says that she’s signed up with Time’s Up and will continue to donate. “[I] look forward to working with and being part of this positive movement towards change not just in Hollywood but hopefully everywhere.”

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

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