Netflix Paid The Queen Less Than Her Husband
The world has been left gobsmacked to hear that Claire Foy, the titular actress in the Netflix series The Crown, was earning less than her male co-star for the first two seasons of the show.
Producers of the show revealed this shocking fact at a panel discussion about the show at the INTV conference in Jerusalem.
Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries, two of the show's producers, were asked whether the star of the show, Claire Foy was was paid more than Matt Smith, who plays Queen Elizabeth's husband, Prince Philip.
“The producers acknowledged that [Smith] did make more due to his Doctor Who fame, but that they would rectify that for the future,” Variety reported.
However, Suzanne Mackie added, “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen.”
It is important to note, though, that Claire Foy will not get the chance to benefit from this fairer paycheck since every role will be re-cast for the show's third season.
Filming of Season 3 will begin in July, and focus on the 1970s.