The Crown’s Claire Foy earned less than her male co-star Matt Smith during the first two seasons of the Netflix drama, it has been revealed.
The English actress, 33, played the lead role of Queen Elizabeth while Smith, 35 played her husband, Prince Philip.
She had significantly more screen time in the biopic, which centered around the Monarch.
The Crown producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries made the shocking revelation when they were asked about the stars’ pay during a panel discussion about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
They admitted that he did make more due to his Doctor Who fame, according to Variety. (He starred in the popular BBC series from 2010 to 2014.)
They didn’t explain why Foy continued to earn less than Smith in the second season, after she eclipsed his fame with her award-winning performance.
However the Producers did tell Variety this will change as creative director Suzanne Mackie said: ‘Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen.’
She earned a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actor’s Guild Awards for best actress following the first season. She received nominations at the BAFTA and Primetime Emmy Awards.
Click here to read more.
Source: Daily Mail