Claire Foy Was Paid Less Than Matt Smith for 'The Crown'

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Claire Foy was paid less than co-star Matt Smith for the Netflix series The Crown.

Executive producers confirmed Tuesday at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem that Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, earned less than Smith, who portrays Prince Philip, according to The New York Times.

Producers said the inequity was influenced by Smith’s experience as an actor. The 35-year-old star joined The Crown after starring as the 11th Doctor in three seasons of the BBC series Doctor Who.

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