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Claire Foy Hasn't Received Her Back Pay For The Crown

Claire Foy Hasn't Received Her Back Pay For The Crown

Claire Foy Hasn't Received Her Back Pay For 'The Crown'
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The queen has not been paid.

Earlier this year, reports circulated that Claire Foy had been payed significantly less for her leading (and critically acclaimed) role on The Crown than her supporting co-star Matt Smith. At the time, producer Suzanne Mackie said that "going forward, no one gets paid more than the queen." It was later reported that Foy would receive $250,000 in back pay to make up for the wage gap, but according to Foy she still hasn't seen that money.

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In a new interview with Al Arabiya, Foy refuted the claims that she's been compensated for the wage discrepancy. "That was what was reported that I was back-paid. I've never mentioned anything about it and neither have the producers. The fact that that is 'fact' is -- not quite correct," she said. "Yes, it's Netflix, but it's a British production company. It happened at the same time as it was coming out with a lot of other people that there was a lot of pay inequality across the board -- in the music industry, in journalism, in every industry. It's across the board that it became part of a bigger conversation, which is an odd place to find yourself in."

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