Evidently even the royal household is stricken by the gender pay hole – or their on-screen equivalents, not less than.
The creators of Netflix manufacturing The Crown have admitted that Claire Foy, who performed Queen Elizabeth II, was paid lower than Matt Smith, who performed her husband the Duke of Edinburgh.
Foy, 33, could have received a Golden Globe for her efficiency within the widespread sequence however Smith’s earlier function in Physician Who had put him on the high of the pay scale, the present’s producers stated.
Foy, then again, had solely appeared in smaller British dramas earlier than profitable The Crown’s foremost function.
However she rapidly grew to become a star after she was solid because the younger queen, incomes a greatest actress Golden Globe for the primary season and a Golden Globe nomination in the identical class for the second season.
She additionally received an Emmy for excellent lead actress in a drama for the primary season.
Smith, 35, was not nominated for a significant award for his function.
Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries informed Selection, nevertheless, that the pay imbalance would change within the third sequence, when Olivia Colman will change Foy because the Queen.
Mackie stated: “Going ahead, nobody will get paid greater than the Queen.”
In keeping with a Selection estimate, Foy was paid $40,000 (£28,000) per episode however it’s not clear what Smith was paid.
The present’s finances is upward of $7m per episode.
Harries stated 120 costumes had been created for the queen within the second season alone, including: “We put that cash (the episode finances) on the display.”
Actress Michelle Williams was revealed earlier this 12 months to have been paid a fraction of what her co-star earned for re-shooting scenes in All The Cash In The World after Kevin Spacey was changed by Christopher Plummer.
Mark Wahlberg made $1.5m (£1.1m) however donated it to Time’s Up, following information that Williams had obtained lower than $1000 (£720) for her work.