Viola Davis to Hollywood: Pay me what I’m worth. Viola Davis wants to be paid what’s she’s worth and is letting it be known that she deserves to be paid that Meryl Streep money. She sat down to be interviewed by famed journalist Tina Brown and opened up about how she felt about being underpaid all these years. It’s a shame she is not being paid Meryl Streep money, because if anybody deserves it, it is Viola Davis. See what she has to say below.