John Leguizamo and several members of the Experimenter cast sat down with The Hollywood Reporter at Sundance yesterday to discuss the film, which premiered last week. But when the interviewer posed a question about diversity in Hollywood and this year’s all-white Oscar nominations, the nearly all-white cast kind of froze up. Look at Winona Ryder’s face:

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Luckily, John Leguizamo quickly jumped in and took the reins. He spoke about the need to create his own roles in “Hollywouldn’t” because “I didn’t want to be a drug dealer and a murderer for the rest of my life. That’s not me and that’s not my people.” Watch the video below: