Claire Foy was paid lower than her co-star Matt Smith in Netflix’s big-budget drama The Crown, regardless of her Golden Globe-winning portrayal of the Queen, within the newest instance of pay disparity inside the business. Smith – who performed the Duke of Edinburgh reverse Foy’s monarch within the first two seasons – is alleged to have acquired a better wage resulting from his earlier work on Physician Who, in response to the present’s producers.
Foy shall be succeeded by Olivia Colman for the forthcoming third season of the critically-acclaimed sequence, and co-producer Suzanne Mackie stated throughout a tv business convention in Jerusalem that this pay distinction wouldn’t be the case in subsequent seasons.
“Going ahead, no-one will get paid greater than the Queen,” she stated, reviews Selection. It has not but been revealed who will play Prince Phillip after Smith.
Foy reportedly earned $40,000 (£28,000) per episode for the primary two sequence, but it surely has not been revealed what her onscreen husband was paid.
The movie and tv business has come below hearth lately for the pay discrepancy between female and male actors. In 2017, Mark Wahlberg was the highest-paid man, with an estimated $68 million in annual earnings, whereas Emma Stone was the best-paid actress, incomes $26 million compared.