Netflix Boss Says ‘The Crown’ Pay Gap Controversy Made The Streaming Service Re-Evaluate Their Casting Approach

ET Canada | 2/8/2019 | Staff
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Ted Sarandos says last year’s “The Crown” pay gap dispute made Netflix change their casting methods.

Sarandos, the streaming service’s content chief, appeared at Makers Conference in California and discussed the uproar. But as he revealed, Netflix bought the series from Sony Pictures Television so they didn’t actually decide on star Claire Foy’s wage.

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Later, it was revealed to be significantly lower than that of co-star Matt Smith.

“It’s really a complicated thing when you’re breaking new talent in a new show,” Sarandos told moderator Willow Bay. “The show turned out to be an enormous show for Netflix and it was an incredible launching pad for Claire Foy’s career. I can’t comment on her salary, I wasn’t in charge of...
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