By Dailymail. The news that actress Claire Foy was paid less than her co-star Matt Smith on two seasons of Netflix's The Crown caused outrage last month. And on Sunday, Smith revealed that the show's producers have now 'made amends' for the gender pay gap. Matt Smith, pictured at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York Sunday, has revealed that producers of Netflix series The Crown have 'made amends' after it emerged his co-star Claire Foy was paid less than him for two seasons.
The former Doctor Who star spoke to the publication at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York where he was attending the world premiere of his new film Mapplethorpe. Smith said he supports gender pay equality, not just in showbusiness but in all walks of life.
The news of the gender pay gap caused outrage last month. After news broke that, despite playing the lead role of Elizabeth II in The Crown, Foy, 33, did not earn the same or more than Smith, 35, who played Prince Philip, the production team behind the series issued a public apology to the actress. The full statement, released to Variety on March 13, read: '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.
The statement concluded: '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. Sorry: After news broke that Foy, 33, did not earn the same or more than Smith, 35, who played Prince Philip, the production team behind the series issued a public apology to the actress.
Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries made the shocking pay revelation when they were asked about the stars' salaries during a panel discussion about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem. They admitted that Smith did make more due to his Doctor Who fame. He starred in the popular BBC series from to Mackie and Harris did not explain why Foy, who had significantly more screen time in the biopic, continued to earn less than Smith in the second season, after she eclipsed his fame with her award-winning performance.
Big night: Smith, who stars as photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the new biopic, posed on the red carpet with his director Ondi Timoner, left, and actress Eliza Dushku at the film fest. The Crown will return for a third season but without both Smith and Foy.
The storyline jumps forward for the next episodes that will take place with Prince Charles as a young man with Olivia Colman starring as Queen Elizabeth and Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip after Paul Bettany had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Latest Headlines U. The Crown pay gap: Matt Smith breaks his silence over salary disparity with Claire Foy and reveals producers 'made amends' By Dailymail.
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