Regardless of how you feel about the “The Help,” you gotta give it to Viola Davis for consistently shining light on structural issues in the film industry that make it harder for actors of color to get work.

During Newsweek’s Oscar roundtable, Davis tried to speak about the difficulties of being a black actress in Hollywood—but a well-intentioned reply from Charlize Theron illustrates just how disconnected Hollywood can be.

Theron’s response to Davis makes it look like she’s just never considered that there are less roles for black women in Hollywood.

Watch the video and check out our past coverage of Viola Davis, she’s delivered a few gems before.

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