When asked if Viola should win over her, the actress told The Sun: “Yes, oh yes. I love her and think she’s amazing. She deserves and should be at the forefront of our business.”
Meryl Streep with Viola Davis before going up on stage to accept her third oscar
Feb 28 (Reuters) - The morning after actress Meryl Streep walked off with an Oscar many bet would go to Viola Davis, Streep gave a cash-strapped school in Rhode Island a $10,000 donation in Davis’s honor, the school’s founder said on Tuesday.
Davis, 46, has been a champion for now-bankrupt Central Falls, Rhode Island, the town in which she grew up and has helped by donating cash to keep its library open. Her longtime friend and this year’s Oscar rival Streep, 62, in response to Davis’s cheerleading sent a $10,000 check to a local charter school, the Segue Institute for Learning, which faces closure.
The check arrived on Monday, the morning after Streep won the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” beating out front-runner Davis, who played a maid in “The Help.” “We’ve just been screaming from the rooftops,” said Angelo Garcia, founder and director of operations at the school.
#if you’re helping to perpetuate drama between and about these two #i don’t want to know you #they are so great together #how meryl specifically sought viola out!! #sincere happiness for each other! #ladies! #ladies who support each other in spite of the industry’s necessity of pitting women against each other #best humans #adorable shit
I text Meryl Streep and I think I text her after the Golden Globes and I said, “I love you more than anyone can ever love a human being.” I love that woman.
Viola Davis for Entertainment Weekly