Mrs Brown’s Boys stars Damien McKiernan and Gary Hollywood, who play boyfriends Dino and Rory, were reportedly fuming after finding out about the pay gap earlier this year
Mrs Brown’s Boys could be in crisis after two of its major stars have quit after discovering they were earning less than their co-stars.
Actors Damien McKiernan and Gary Hollywood, who play boyfriends Dino and Rory, were reportedly fuming after finding out about the pay gap earlier this year.
It has been reported that the pair rowed with bosses after complaining about their pay.
Subsequently, Gary was told he would have a reduced role during the festive specials, which was the last straw and prompted him to quit.
ater, Damien was told his character had been axed.
A source told the Daily Star : “Gary and Damien were confused and hurt when they realised they were getting paid less than the others. When they raised the issue it did not go down very well.
“Gary was later told he would only be appearing in one of this year’s Christmas specials. That was the last straw, so he told them he was quitting.”
The insider added that his co-stars, such as Jennifer Gibney, has tried to convince him to stay but that his mind had “been made up”.
They continued: “It was even worse news for Damien.