Netflix's The Crown Paid Queen Elizabeth Less Than Prince Philip

Netflix The Crown Pay Claire Foy Matt Smith

Producers of the Netflix series "The Crown" admitted during an INTV conference panel that the show's lead, Claire Foy, was paid less than Matt Smith, the actor playing her on-screen husband. They cited Smith's previous starring role in Doctor Who as justification for the higher rate, but apparently didn't specify the actors' actual salaries.

The Netflix original series focused primarily on the monarch, Queen Elizabeth, played by 33-year-old Foy.

At least Foy has moved up in stature, having won a Golden Globe and two Screen Actor's Guild Awards for her royal performance on "The Crown".

To be fair, Foy was relatively unknown when she initially signed on with "The Crown", so it's not abnormal that her salary was lower than Smith's.

In the latest example of pay disparity in the entertainment industry, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Tuesday that "The Crown" producers Andy Harries and Suzanne Mackie told a television industry conference in Jerusalem that Smith, who played a young Prince Philip, was paid more than Foy for the first two seasons of the show.

The gender wage gap has been a trending topic of conversation in entertainment circles dating back to the Sony hacks, when it was revealed that Jennifer Lawrence was paid significantly less than her American Hustle male co-stars; the roiling #MeToo revolution and Time's Up initiative have put it squarely back into the spotlight over the past year.

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She was also nominated at the BAFTA and Primetime Emmy Awards. "Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen", Mackie said.

While it's positive that the pay scale will be rebalanced from here on out, at this point it won't do Foy any good.

Foy made $40,000 per episode, Variety revealed previous year.

Oh, dear: Even the Queen of England has difficulty getting paid as much as her male counterpart.

Olivia Colman will play the Queen, while the role of Philip has not yet been announced.

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