And rightfully so! Our girl Viola Davis comes in at number 1o for the top paid actresses in 2020. According to Forbes, the ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ star earned $15.5 million making this the first time ever being on the list. This comes after her role as Annalise Keating on ABC and her role as in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom which is set to be released later this year.
Earlier this year, Davis spoke on how black women were underpaid in Hollywood and being compared to Meryl Streep but getting paid no close to what she gets paid! She says:
“I got the Oscar, I got the Emmy, I got the two Tonys. I’ve done Broadway, I’ve done off-Broadway, I’ve done TV, I’ve done film, I’ve done all of it. 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 Julliard, 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.”
“But I have to get on that phone and people say ‘You’re a black Meryl Streep. There’s no one like you.’ Okay, then if there’s no one like me, you think I’m that, you pay me what I’m worth. You give me what I’m worth!”
Congrats to Viola Davis!!