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Viola Davis to Hollywood: If I’m a Black Meryl Streep, Then ‘Pay Me What I’m Worth’

In a recent interview, award-winning actress Viola Davis discusses her career and the experiences with being underpaid: 

Viola Davis wants her due.

The award-winning actress sat down with famed journalist Tina Brown for the Women in the World Salon event in Los Angeles Tuesday night, where she opened up about feeling underpaid and overlooked throughout her celebrated, 30-year career.

“I have a career that’s probably comparable to Meryl StreepJulianne MooreSigourney Weaver,” said the actress and Juilliard graduate. “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, no where close to it.””

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(Source: People.com)

Originally published: 2/14/2018

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