Producers of ‘The Crown’ Admit Claire Foy Was Paid Less Than Costar

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Fans were not happy when they learned that Claire Foy, the lead actress in “The Crown,” was paid less than her male counterpart during the first two seasons of the show.

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During the INTV Conference in Jerusalem Tuesday, two producers of the hit Netflix show admitted that Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, was paid less than Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip. Unsurprisingly, fans were outraged after hearing this.

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Moving forward, producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries promised equal pay on the show. “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” said Mackie. Unfortunately, this will not affect Foy, as she is being replaced by Olivia Colman for the third season of the series.