When reached for comment, a representative for Showtime directed BuzzFeed News to President of Showtime David Nevins’ remarks from Television Critics Association last January.
“To be clear, parity was justified in this case,” Nevins said. “We were advocating for that from the beginning. It is great for her and great for us. Emmy has been a force on that show. Not just in front, but behind the cameras. She’ll continue to direct.”
BuzzFeed News has reached out to representatives for Rossum and Macy.