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'The Crown' Has Found Its Princess Anne!

The Crown has discovered its Princess Anne!

The hit Netflix series has cast Call the Midwife star Erin Doherty for the role of the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the upcoming third season, THR confirmed on Friday (June 22).

The Crown has already been renewed for two more seasons, with a plan to run for six seasons total to cover the Queen’s entire life.

Claire Foy, who played the young Queen Elizabeth, has been recast with Olivia Colman, while Tobias Menzies is taking over the role of Prince Philip for Matt Smith. Helena Bonham Carter will play Princess Margaret.

Helena Bonham Carter to Play Princess Margaret on 'The Crown'

Helena Bonham Carter is officially playing Princess Margaret on the new season of The Crown!

“I’m not sure which I’m more terrified about—doing justice to the real Princess Margaret or following in the shoes of Vanessa Kirby. The only thing I can guarantee is that I’ll be shorter than Vanessa,” Helena said (via Deadline).

Already announced casting includes Olivia Colman, who will be replacing Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth and Tobias Menzies, who is taking over for Matt Smith as Prince Philip.

The new season will premiere next year.

Claire Foy Will Reportedly Receive Back Pay for 'The Crown'

Claire Foy is reportedly getting a check to make up for the pay disparity between herself and co-star Matt Smith for their work on Netflix’s The Crown.

The 34-year-old actress is receiving around $275,000 in back pay from the streaming service, The Daily Mail reported on Sunday (April 29).

Back in in March, it was revealed that Matt, who plays Prince Philip, was paid more for his role than Claire, who portrays Queen Elizabeth II.

The revelation shed light on controversy about gender pay disparity in Hollywood.

Claire recently called the pay disparity controversy “embarrassing.” See what Matt had to say here.

Claire Foy Calls 'The Crown' Pay Disparity Controversy 'Embarrassing'

Claire Foy and co-star Vanessa Kirby hit the red carpet together at the For Your Consideration event promoting their hit Netflix show The Crown on Friday (April 27) at the Saban Media Center in Hollywood.

The 34-year-old actress kept things cool in blue blouse and red pants while the 30-year-old actress looked chic in a black and white outfit.

In a recent interview, Claire opened up about finding herself in the middle of the gender pay gap controversy with her co-star Matt Smith after it was revealed that he made more money than she did.

“It definitely opened my eyes to a lot,” Claire told Telegraph. ‘And I certainly won’t be naive about those things.”

Matt recently opened up about his support for Claire and shared that he believes that they should be paid equally.

“It’s really opened my eyes about what I am allowed to have an opinion about, and what I’m allowed to stand up for myself about,” Claire continued. “And I think that’s really changed my approach to myself and other women in the industry. It’s been only a positive thing – even though, embarrassing.”

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The Crown's Matt Smith Speaks Out About Claire Foy Pay Disparity Controversy

The Crown star Matt Smith is speaking out about the controversial pay disparity between himself and co-star Claire Foy, which producers apologized for in March.

The actor revealed his thoughts in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of Mapplethorpe at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday (April 22) in New York City.

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Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly. I support her completely, and I am pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for that because that what’s needed to happen. Going forward, I think we should all bear in mind we need to strive to make this better, a more even playing field, for everyone involved — but not just in our industry, in all industries.”

It is still unclear at this time whether Netflix and producers provided additional compensation to Claire upon the revelation of the disparity.

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