I think I’m supposed to be outraged to find out that the star of the hit Netflix show, The Crown, Claire Foy, earned less money than her co-star, Matt Smith. As Queen Elizabeth, she had more screen time, was the main character, and totally and completely knocked her performance out of the park. She was, to put it mildly, amazing.
And if perchance, they were negotiating new contracts with Foy and Smith, I would expect that Foy would earn a boatload more than her prince. But they aren’t. Both are being replaced by older actors.
Why am I okay with Foy earning less? Well, because acting isn’t like accounting. Or HR. Or whatever job it is that you do. Part of the job of an actor is to bring in viewers. When you have a reputation, you’ll bring people in.
To keep reading, click here: Netflix Paid Queen Elizabeth Less than Prince Philip and I’m Okay with That