Friday, 19 October, 2018

Leading Lady Claire Foy Paid Less Than Male Co-Star On 'The Crown'

Leading Lady Claire Foy Paid Less Than Male Co-Star On 'The Crown' Leading Lady Claire Foy Paid Less Than Male Co-Star On 'The Crown'
Charlie Simmons | 15 March, 2018, 06:14

According to Variety, the pay gap was revealed during a panel discussion about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem Tuesday.

"Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen", Mackie said. While many argue Matt Smith was paid more due to his initial fame from portraying the Eleventh Doctor in the Doctor Who series, many are curious as to why this pay gap was still the case in season 2. "However, Hollywood and London may have to reassess whether there should be some kind of SAG pay scale". Foy received high praise for her portrayal of the restrained monarch, in which she nailed everything from the queen's posh accent to her physical poise. Suzanne Mackie, the Left Bank creative director and executive producer acknowledged that Smith's experience on "Doctor Who" fuelled the salary disparity.

In order to mark the passage of time, the character has been recast. The next two seasons will feature Olivia Colman as the Queen as the show jumps from the 40s and 50s to the 60s and the 70s.

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It's reported that Claire earnt around £40,000 per episode of the show. If we look at how few lead roles there are available for non-white actors, we can imagine how producers will be able to justify paying their BAME cast members less than their white co-stars who will have had so many more opportunities to play great parts.

In the future, the Queen will reign in pay on "The Crown". Matt's salary has not been revealed.

BBC presenter Naga Munchetty tweeted her thoughts, writing 'Catching up with this. Yet she still got a smaller paycheck than him for the second season, which earned her another Golden Globe nod. "The fact that she wasn't even paid the same as her counterpart is unacceptable, considering the fact that she plays the leading role #TimeIsUp #EqualPay".

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