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'The Crown' Producers Apologize to Claire Foy & Matt Smith Over Pay Disparity

'The Crown' Producers Apologize to Claire Foy & Matt Smith Over Pay Disparity

Left Bank pictures, the company who produces Netflix’s The Crown, has issued a statement apologizing after a pay disparity between the stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith came to light.

“We want to apologize to both Claire Foy and to Matt Smith, brilliant actors and friends, who have found themselves at the centre of a media storm this week through no fault of their own. Claire and Matt are incredibly gifted actors who, along with the wider cast on The Crown have worked tirelessly to bring our characters to life with compassion and integrity,” Left Bank said in a statement (via Variety). “As the producers of The Crown, we at Left Bank Pictures are responsible for budgets and salaries; the actors are not aware of who gets what, and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues.”

Matt has especially been getting attention after it was revealed he was paid more than Claire, and a petition emerged trying to get him to donate his salary to Time’s Up.

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  • Dory ☂

    If they were really sorry they would give Claire her backpay

  • Anna

    “Matt has especially been getting attention after it was revealed he was paid more than Claire, and a petition emerged trying to get him to donate his salary to Time’s Up.”

    I’m all for equal pay but this is the dumbest shit I’ve ever heard. How about petitioning to make Clarie get paid equal or how about pressuring Netflix and Left Bank Pictures to donate instead of the actor whom I’m sure had no idea? These male witch hunts need to stop. Pick your battles and stop going for the throat of male actors instead of the people who are IN CHARGE of payment distribution amongst its actors and actresses.

  • plez

    Pick your battles and stop going for the throat of male actors …
    —————–
    THIS.
    And why aren’t these actresses firing their agents. If it’s common sense the Foy should be paid more since she is in 90% of the scenes than why isn’t it common sense that her agents should have asked the producers that their client be paid the most of the cast.

  • Lo Mo

    ..as if other agents were different: it was the same agency who agreed to the disparity of whatshisname-markymark and michelle williams

  • Lo Mo

    ..as if other agents were different: it was the same agency who agreed to the disparity of whatshisname-markymark and michelle williams

  • Lo Mo

    …if male actors dont step up as well actresses will never be considered profitable enough to carry a series/show – even if claire foy had more screen time alas effectively worked more

    theres a reason for #HEforSHE

  • Lo Mo

    …if male actors dont step up as well actresses will never be considered profitable enough to carry a series/show – even if claire foy had more screen time alas effectively worked more

    theres a reason for #HEforSHE

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