Viola Davis Voices Out On Being Underpaid As Compared To Meryl Streep

Viola Davis is tired of being underpaid and wants the world to know it!

As more women speak out against the unfair wage gap between them and their male colleagues Viola has added to the conversation by revealing that she too feels cheated.

In her case? By a system that pays her less because she is a black woman.


I have a career that’s probably comparable to Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver. They all came out of Yale, they came out of Juilliard, they came out of NYU. They had the same path as me, and yet I am nowhere near them. Not as far as money, not as far as job opportunities, nowhere close to it.

I have to constantly get on that phone” to “hustle for my worth.”
“People say, ‘You’re a black Meryl Streep. You are and we love you.’ … ‘Well, then if there’s no one like me. You pay me what I’m worth,’”.

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