During an industry panel at the INTV 2018 conference, the producers of Netflix’s The Crown revealed they spent more money on snively Prince Philip than they did on the actual crown meaning the queen meaning the actual star of the fucking show it says it right there in the title goddammit! Variety reports that Netflix had been paying Matt Smith’s no-eyebrow-having ass more than Golden Globe winning actress Claire Foy for the past two seasons.
According to Variety:
Asked whether Foy was paid the same as Smith, the producers acknowledged that he did make more due to his “Doctor Who” fame, but that they would rectify that for the future. “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen,” said Mackie.
As Jennifer Lawrence’s little dog Pippy would say, “oof”. That’s not really gonna help Claire since she won’t be playing Queen Elizabeth II moving forward. I hope she doesn’t have to pawn her GG to make up the difference. As the show jumps ahead in time, the role will be going to Olivia Colman from Broadchurch who also probably didn’t get paid the same as her Doctor co-star. Shit, I really can’t wait for The Doctor to get dem titties!
The producers went on to talk about how expensive the show is to make (and getting a not so subtle dig at Ryan Murphy‘s budget-busting deal), noting that the outfits alone made a significant dent in their bottom line.
Each episode of the first two seasons cost about 5 million pounds ($7 million), and shot for 22 days. “We put that money on the screen,” said Harries, adding that Claire Foy had 120 different costumes in the second season.
When they say they “put that money on the screen“, do they mean you can see Matt Smith’s pockets bulging with cash? He’s an idea, why not put Claire in a motherfucker fucking housecoat, she’d act the shit out of the scene as she always does, and then you put that money you saved into her bank account. Or better yet, you could have hired some of RuPaul’s girls who really know how to pull together a big look on a budget. Do better, Netflix!