The Crown producers sought to mitigate controversy around Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s pay, but what of the stars themselves? Foy has finally issued a queenly response, while co-star Jared Harris wants Left Bank Pictures to cut a check for the “embarrassment.”
The Crown is issuing a royal apology. Just days after producers created an uproar with word that Matt Smith received better pay than his queenly co-star Claire Foy, production company Left Bank Pictures apologizes to both for a “media storm” that was “no fault of their own.”
The Crown’s Prince Philip may struggle to live in Queen Elizabeth’s shadow, but you’d never know it by their paychecks. Producers admit that star Matt Smith was payed a kingly sum more than the actual Queen, Claire Foy, but vow to correct that in future seasons.
If you’ve already binged your way through Mosaic and you’re craving another cool thriller from Steven Soderbergh, the first trailer for Unsane has the cure for what ails you. The new film, shot entirely on an iPhone (similar to Tangerine), stars The Crown’s Claire Foy as a woman who thinks she has been involuntarily committed to a mental hospital — or has she?
Much as we love to imagine historical figures sitting down to watch their fictionalized selves, there’s no way the real Queen Elizabeth II actually watches The Crown, right? A key moment from the Netflix drama’s second season seemed to make its way into this year’s Christmas address, and Her Majesty may just have tipped us to her royal binge-watching habits.
Netflix will only wear The Crown in its current form for another season, so we’d better enjoy it while we can. A first full trailer for Claire Foy and Matt Smith’s final turn as Queen Elizabeth II and Duke Philip is upon us, and it only has eyes for you.