“Glee” star Amber Riley was featured on the MTV series “This Is How I Made It” and broke down in tears as she admitted her struggles with her body image as a Hollywood actress.

The 26-year-old “Glee” actress said: ‘Hollywood is a very hard place to be in. It really is. Being the person I am, you know, the size I am, being a woman, being a black woman, there’s not a lot of roles for us.

Only 14.8% of roles on television go to black actors, according to the latest SAG-AFTRA Casting Data Report.

“This Is How I Made It” airs on Saturdays at 12pm.

(h/t ONTD)

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