Want to be mad? Claire Foy made less than Matt Smith on ‘The Crown’
Two producers on Netflix’s The Crown revealed Tuesday that Matt Smith made more than Claire Foy for the first two seasons of the show.
“Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” said Left Bank creative director Suzanne Mackie, per Variety.
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That’s the correct response, but Foy is no longer the Queen wearing the titular crown, so it’s not like it does her much good.
It sort of makes sense Smith was offered more initially – producers acknowledged he was a known commodity from Doctor Who – but Foy was the evident breakout star, earning multiple nominations, and wins at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, and had a ton more screen time than Smith. So… what’s their excuse for Season 2? Read more…More about Entertainment, Television, Netflix, Equal Pay, and The Crown
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