Claire previously admitted that it felt “odd” to be at the centre of such a huge news story but speaking on Wednesday (25 April), she addressed the pay gap itself.
Telling the Telegraph that the news “opened my eyes a lot”, Claire said: “I certainly won’t be naïve about those things.
Speaking about it for the first time, earlier this week, Matt said: “Claire is one of my best friends, and I believe that we should be paid equally and fairly and there should be equality for all.
“I support her completely, and I’m pleased that it was resolved and they made amends for it because that what’s needed to happen.
“Going forward, I think we should all bear in mind that we need to strive to make this better and a more even playing field for everyone involved — but not just in our industry, in all industries.”
Shortly after the revelation was made, Netflix and co-producers Left Bank Pictures vowed that the pay gap will be rectified ahead of the next season, but this is too late for Claire, whose time on the show has already come to an end.
The two companies are currently in the process of recasting the entire cast, as series three will be jump forward to the mid-1970s.
Olivia Colman and ‘Game Of Thrones’ star Tobias Menzies will take over from Claire and Matt respectively, while Helena Bonham-Carter is lined up to play the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret.