The Crown is adjusting the pay of its stars.
Following the revelation that Matt Smith earned more than Claire Foy during the first two seasons of the hit show, producers announced on Tuesday (March 13) that they have adjusted their compensation rates.
“Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” executive producer Suzanne Mackie said at a conference in Israel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
She also acknowledged that Matt‘s experience on Doctor Who is what fueled the initial salary disparity.
New actors are being brought in to replace both Claire and Matt‘s roles for the third and fourth seasons: Olivia Colman will take over for Claire as Queen Elizabeth, while the new Prince Philip has yet to be announced.