The Crown came under fire last week after producers revealed Matt Smith was paid more than Claire Foy for the first two seasons of the Netflix drama.?
And in light of the revelation, a petition has been launched for the actor to donate the pay difference to the Time's Up movement.
The petition comes after fans took to Twitter in outrage after The Crown producers Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries made the shocking revelation when they were asked about the stars' pay during a panel discussion about the series at the INTV Conference in Jerusalem last Tuesday.?
这一请愿是粉丝们在推特上发表的。此前，上周二在耶路撒冷举行的INTV会议上，当被问及明星们的薪酬问题时，《王冠》的制作人Suzanne Mackie和Andy Harries揭露一个令人惊讶的事实。?
The 35-year-old Doctor Who star, who plays Prince Philip in the biopic, has been called 'to make up for this sexist pay gap' after earning more than Claire, 33, despite her starring as the lead role, Queen Elizabeth.
They admitted that he did make more due to his Doctor Who fame, according to Variety. (He starred in the popular BBC series from 2010 to 2014.)
'Women in all industries are facing a struggle for pay equality, women in the US typically earn 80 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts for full time work.
'While it may be easy for some to dismiss gender pay disparity for already high-paid actors like Claire Foy, I believe that publically addressing high-profile cases of sexism will also help create greater opportunities for all women — in all careers.