It appears that evidently even a queen has to fight for equal pay.
Producers of the Netflix collection “The Crown” admitted throughout an INTV convention panel that the present’s lead, Claire Foy, was paid less than Matt Smith, the actor taking part in her on-screen husband. Foy obtained an estimated $40,000 per episode for her award-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, whereas Smith’s wage for taking part in Prince Philip is unreported.
Producers attributed the pay disparity to Smith’s title recognition after he rose to stardom because the title character on the British tv collection “Physician Who.”
The present is not going to let it occur once more, stated Suzanne Mackie, inventive director of the present’s manufacturing firm, Left Financial institution.
“Going ahead, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” Mackie stated, in response to Selection.
However that doesn’t assist Foy, who received’t be returning to the present as a result of it jumps ahead in time in seasons three and 4. “Broadchurch” alum Olivia Coleman will play the queen, and Smith’s substitute has but to be named.
The 33-year-old Foy received a Golden Globe final yr for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth and even earned the appreciation of the queen herself. Smith obtained no awards for his position on the present.
Netflix’s report comes amid a growing movement for gender fairness in salaries and alternatives in Hollywood. A number of distinguished actresses, together with Reese Witherspoon and Amber Tamblyn, have labored as advocates and organizers for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to assist girls throughout industries battle for equality within the office.