During the INTV Conference in Jerusalem, Suzanne Mackie and Andy Harries, producers of the Netflix drama, were asked whether the 33-year-old actress was paid more than Smith.
“The producers acknowledged that [Smith] did make more due to his Doctor Who fame, but that they would rectify that for the future,” Variety reported. “Going forward, no one gets paid more than the queen,” said Mackie. ET has reached out to Netflix for comment.
While the news may come as a shock to many -- seeing that Foy won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for her role -- the producers' comments highlight the fact that Smith received higher pay because of his work as the title character on Doctor Who and was more widely known. Meanwhile, Foy hadn't had a high-profile role before The Crown.
Meanwhile, Foy already has a slew of projects in the works, including First Man opposite Ryan Gosling and playing Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo spin-off The Girl in the Spider's Web.
For Smith and Foy's reaction to Carter joining The Crown, watch below!