"I have a career that's probably comparable to Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver," Davis said during a 2018 panel event. "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."
She added: "People say, 'You're a Black Meryl Streep. You are. And we love you. We love you. There is no one like you.' OK, well 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."