For the first time since we learned ‘The Queen’ was a victim to gender pay inequality on the Netflix series The Crown, co-star Matt Smith, who played the higher-earning but much-less-important Prince Philip, has addressed the issue.
“Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly and there should be equality for all,” he said.
“I support her completely, and I’m pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for it because that’s what needed to happen.
“Going forward, I think we should all bear in mind that we need to strive to make this better and a more even playing field for everyone involved — but not just in our industry, in all industries.”
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