Sadly not even Queen Elizabeth II is immune to gender inequality–Claire Foy who portrays the royal in Netflix's The Crown earns less than her male co-star Matt Smith, reports the BBC.
Despite Foy earning a Golden Globe for her work on season one, the show's producers maintained that Smith (who had previously played Dr. Who) was a bigger draw-card for audiences.
The 33-year-old was reportedly paid £28,000 per episode for the first two seasons. Olivia Colman will be stepping into the Queen's shoes for the upcoming third season.
It is unclear how much Smith, who plays Prince Phillip, was paid.
The Crown's co-producer Susan Mckay, has addressed Foy's wage, stressing a gender pay-gap would not be the case following the cast shake-up.
"Going forward, no-one gets paid more than the queen," Mackie told Variety.