• Viola Davis has been trending on Twitter
  • She has said some powerful words in the video clip that went viral
  • The said video clip has more than 3 million views since it resurfaced, Tuesday
  • It was a clip of her 2018 Women of the World event interview
  • Davis compared the pay disparities between gender and races
  • It caught the eyes of netizens who showed their support by retweeting the clip

Viola Davis has said some powerful words amid the ongoing fight against racial injustice. The video clip of her interview has gone viral and gained a lot of praise from netizens.

The video which went viral on social media was Davis’ interview with Tina Brown at the Women of the World event in 2018, the Newsweek reported. The discussion was about the disparities in pay between men and women, as well as between Black women and white women.

Since the re-surfacing of the video on Tuesday, the video clip of Davis’ interview has gained more than 3 million views and numerous reactions from netizens showing their support to Davis.

Davis compared her career path with Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Sigourney Weaver yet she said she was no way near them in terms of money and job opportunities.

People she reached out to said that she was the Black version of Streep. However, Davis knew her worth and required them to pay her what she was due.

A netizen reacted to the video saying that she never wanted to hear a person being called the Black version of a famous white celebrity.

Meanwhile, other netizens said that Streep was the white version of Davis.

Another netizen, which claimed to have watched Davis’ accomplishment, said she had chills.

There were only 17 actresses who won the Triple Crown of Acting Award —an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony— and Davis was one of them, according to IMDb. The same site also reported that Davis was one of the 9 actors who won both the Tony and the Oscar for the same role on stage and on film.

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Actor Viola Davis, winner of the Best Supporting Actress award for 'Fences' poses in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California, Feb. 26, 2017. Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

The 54-year-old actress, as of 2020, has a $15 million net worth, according to the Wealthy Persons. It’s noteworthy that the same site reported Streep’s 2020 net worth which summed up to $100 million.

Davis played the role of Annalise Keating in the famous television series “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Scandal.” She’s been set to reprise her role as Amanda Waller in the 2021 “The Suicide Squad.”

Information on the said movies and television series site also revealed that Davis was set to play the role of Michelle Obama in “First Ladies.”