Foy's nuanced performance as Queen Elizabeth II earned her a Golden Globe award for Best Actress and an Emmy nomination but executives at Left Bank Pictures, the production company behind "The Crown", revealed Smith earned more than Foy did on the show, reported Entertainment Weekly
Foy was paid around USD 40,000 per episode on the historical drama, according to a report in Variety. But it is not clear how much Smith earned.
Left Bank creative director Suzanne Mackie said Smith made more money than Foy because he was already famous after playing the eleventh Doctor on the British TV show "Doctor Who" while Foy was a relative newcomer.
"Going forward, no one gets paid more than the Queen," Mackie said.
"'The Crown' is amazing, high quality TV. But every fan knows Claire Foy was THE stand out performer that made it shine. Her portrayal as the young Queen Elizabeth is a very top tour-de-force acting performance. No one should have been paid more than her," wrote another.
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