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Posted at: Mar 15, 2018, 12:40 AM; last updated: Mar 15, 2018, 12:40 AM (IST)

Makers of The Crown to embrace salary parity

Makers of The Crown to embrace salary parity
Claire Foy (L) and Matt Smith

The makers of the hit sitcom The Crown have decided to embrace salary parity after star Claire Foy earned less than her male co-star Matt Smith for the first two seasons. On Tuesday, the producers of the Netflix show announced that “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen”, at a conference in Jerusalem.   

Foy played Queen Elizabeth in the drama and earned a Golden Globe, SAG Award and Emmy nomination, among other accolades, for the part. Smith joined The Crown, where he played Prince Philip for two seasons after featuring for three seasons on Doctor Who as the protagonist. Salary parity has become a larger part of the conversation as the Time’s Up movement continues to gather steam, encouraging women to speak up about subjects like money, which were once considered taboo. — IANS

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