The producers from the Crown have given an apology to leading actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith above the controversy surrounding the discrepancies in their paychecks for his or her focus on the show.
It was discovered to widespread condemnation before this month that former Doctor Who acting professional Smith was paid more for his portrayal of the Prince Phillip than his co-star Foy garnered for the title role of the Queen in the series.
Left Bank or investment company Pictures, companies of the hugely popular Netflix series, dealt with the controversy in a affirmation which read: “You want to apologise to both Claire Foy also to Matt Smith, excellent celebrities and friends, who have found themselves at the centre of the media storm this week through no mistake of their own.
“Claire and Matt are amazingly gifted stars who, combined with the wider cast around the Crown, been employed by tirelessly to bring our heroes to life with compassion and integrity.
“As the manufacturers on the Crown, we at Left Standard bank Pictures are accountable for budgets and incomes; the actors have no idea of who gets what, and cannot be held personally accountable for the pay of these colleagues.”
The Crown producers apologise to Claire Foy and Matt Smith
Left Lender Pictures added in the affirmation that they wish to solve the gender pay imbalance in the future.
“We understand and appreciate the chat which is rightly being played out across contemporary society and we are absolutely united with the attack for good pay, free from gender bias, and then for a rebalancing of the industry’s treatment of women, both those in front of the camera and then for those behind the displays,” their statement continued.
“Most of us have a responsibility to do what we should can to ensure that these issues are tackled, and as a leading development company we want to make our contribution to the debate.
“As company insurance policy, we are employed in interactions with Age 50:50 and in the years ahead are willing to speak to Times Up UK – organisations which are working to ensure all women have a words.”
Foy won’t feature in the royal period theatre as Olivia Colman will be taking on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the third and fourth conditions.
It is not yet known who’ll dominate from Matt Smith as Prince Phillip. The actor recently said he was “disappointed” to be departing the show as he’s scared he’ll “never land a component as great again”.