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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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