Earlier this year, Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle shared their thoughts on the disparities between white and African-Americans actors in Hollywood during an interview with Variety. And while the ongoing conversation affects the careers of budding actors and veterans alike, some have managed to sustain success despite the odds.

During an appearance on HuffPost Live on Monday, “The Best Man Holiday” star Nia Long added her assessment on how African-American women are affected by the lack of diversity in the film industry.

“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. 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.”

Check out Nia Long’s interview segment in the clip above.

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  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Nia Long arrives at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at the Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Nia Long arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - Arrivals

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actress Nia Long arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - After Party

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Actors Sanaa Lathan, Terrence Howard and Nia Long pose at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - After Party

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actresses Melissa De Sousa (L) and Nia Long pose at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - After Party

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actresses Nia Long (L) and Monica Calhoun pose at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Best Man Holiday" - After Party

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actresses Melissa De Sousa (L) and Nia Long pose at the after party for the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Best Man Holiday' at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Nia Long

    Nia Long attends BET Network's Black Girls Rock! on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-BET AWARDS

    Actress Nia Long and former basketball player Ime Udoka arrive for the 2013 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on June 30, 2013. The awards ceremony recognizes Americans in music, movies, sports and other fields of entertainment over the past year. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 BET Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30: Actress Nia Long attends the 2013 BET Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on June 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

  • Screening And Panel Discussion With Showtime's "Hou$e Of Lie$" - Red Carpet

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Actress Nia Long arrives at an exclusive screening and panel discussion with Showtime's 'Hou$e Of Lie$' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 6, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

  • Screening And Panel Discussion With Showtime's "Hou$e Of Lie$" - Red Carpet

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Actors Don Cheadle and Nia Long arrive at an exclusive screening and panel discussion with Showtime's 'Hou$e Of Lie$' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 6, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

  • Screening And Panel Discussion With Showtime's "Hou$e Of Lie$" - Inside

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Actress Nia Long attends an exclusive screening and panel discussion with Showtime's 'Hou$e Of Lie$' at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 6, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)

  • Screening And Panel Discussion With Showtime's "Hou$e Of Lie$" - Arrivals

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: Actress Nia Long attends the screening and panel discussion with Showtime's 'Hou$e Of Lie$' at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on June 6, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Target "Falling for You" - NY Event

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Actress Nia Long attends the Target 'Falling for You' NY event at Terminal 5 on October 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Target)

  • Target "Falling for You" - NY Event

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Actresses Nia Long and Condola Rashad attend the Target 'Falling for You' NY event at Terminal 5 on October 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Target)

  • Target "Falling for You" - NY Event

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Actresses Nia Long and Condola Rashad attend the Target 'Falling for You' NY event at Terminal 5 on October 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Target)

  • Target "Falling for You" - NY Event

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Actress Nia Long attends the Target 'Falling for You' NY event at Terminal 5 on October 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Target)

  • "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals And Curtain Call

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 02: Actress Nia Long attends the 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' Broadway opening Night at Longacre Theatre on August 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards '11 - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Actress Nia Long speaks onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards '11 - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Actress Nia Long poses in the press room at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Dark & Lovely Announces Bria Murphy As New Global Brand Ambassador

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Actress Nia Long and model Bria Murphy attend the Dark and Lovely annoucement of Bria Murphy as the new global brand ambassador at Juliet Supper Club on January 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards '10 - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Actors Nia Long and Larenz Tate speak onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards '10 - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Actors Nia Long and Larenz Tate speak onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards '10 - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Actors Nia Long and Larenz Tate speak onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 3rd Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actress Nia Long attends the third annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 4, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Sony Pictures' "This Is It" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Nia Long arrives at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'This Is It' held at Nokia Theatre Downtown LA on October 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • Chris Rock And Nia Long Visit fuse TV's "Hip Hop Shop"

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: Actress Nia Long visits fuse TV's 'Hip Hop Shop' at fuse Studios on October 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

  • Chris Rock And Nia Long Visit fuse TV's "Hip Hop Shop"

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Actors Chris Rock And Nia Long visit fuse TV's 'Hip Hop Shop' at fuse Studios on October 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

  • Chris Rock And Nia Long Visit fuse TV's "Hip Hop Shop"

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Actors Chris Rock And Nia Long visit fuse TV's 'Hip Hop Shop' at fuse Studios on October 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

  • Cinema Society & Target Host A Screening Of "Good Hair" - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Nia Long attends The Cinema Society and Target screening of 'Good Hair' at the IFC Center on October 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • Cinema Society & Target Host A Screening Of "Good Hair" - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 05: Nia Long attends The Cinema Society and Target screening of 'Good Hair' at the IFC Center on October 5, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • Premiere Of Roadside Attractions' "Good Hair" - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 01: Actress Raven-Symone' and actress Nia Long arrive at the premiere of Roadside Attractions' 'Good Hair' on October 1, 2009 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • InStyle Magazine's Summer Soiree - Arrivals

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Actress Nia Long arrives at InStyle Magazine's 8th annual Summer Soiree held at the London Hotel on August 20, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • InStyle Magazine's Summer Soiree - Arrivals

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Actress Nia Long arrives at InStyle Magazine's 8th annual Summer Soiree held at the London Hotel on August 20, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • Nia Long models a Tracy Reese design dur

    Nia Long models a Tracy Reese design during the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York February 13, 2009. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Heart Truth - Backstage - Fall 09 MBFW

    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Nia Long backstage at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent in Bryant Park on February 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for IMG)

  • Swarovski at the Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show

    NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Nia Long backstage at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent in Bryant Park on February 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Swarovski)

  • "Good Hair" - 2009 Sundance Portrait Session

    PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 20: Actress Nia Long of the film 'Good Hair' poses for a portrait at the Film Lounge Media Center during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2009 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)

  • "Good Hair" - 2009 Sundance Screening

    PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 18: Actress Nia Long attends the screening of 'Good Hair' held at the Temple Theatre during the 2009 Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2009 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund's 21st Anniversary Awards Dinner Gala

    NEW YORK - OCTOBER 27: Actress Nia Long attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund's 21st anniversary awards dinner gala at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on October 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

  • BET Awards 2008 - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Nia Long poses in the press room at the 2008 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)