There is no shortage of actors and actresses speaking out about the shortcomings of Hollywood, but while there is no denying it’s tougher on Black female actresses, Nia Long tries not to take it personally.
During a sit-down with HuffPost Live on Monday to promote her latest film “The Best Man Holiday,” Long spoke about how Black women are affected by the lack of diversity in film.
“It’s tough, because it’s Hollywood. It’s tough, because we’re women. It’s tough, because we’re not in our 20s,” she admitted. “It’s tough no matter how you look at it. I’m not one of these people who walks around and goes ‘Oh my God, it’s soo hard being a black actress,’ but this business is hard.”
“It’s hard behind the scenes, in front of the scenes,” she added. “Black, white, whatever it is, it is an industry that there’s a quick turnover. There’s always someone younger, more talented and more beautiful.”