Amy Adams On Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death: 'I Just Really Loved Him'

on February 20 2014 5:36 PM
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Five-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams dearly misses her friend and colleague Philip Seymour Hoffman. The stunning actress was practically moved to tears as she tried to talk about the fallen Oscar winner on a live-recorded episode of Bravo's “Inside the Actor’s Studio” with host James Lipton Wednesday night.

"He was a beautiful spirit and he had this unique ability to see people, to really see them, not look through them," she said, as quoted by People.com. "He just really saw people, and he will be missed." Adams' episode of “Actor’s Studio” aired on Feb. 19.

The two worked together in 2007 for “Charlie Wilson’s War,” in 2008 for “Doubt” and again in 2012 for “The Master.” Adams, 39, sat down for the interview on Feb. 5, just three days after Hoffman died of an apparent heroin overdose, and two days before should would attend his private funeral in New York City.

"I just really loved him, and I know so many people did," Adams said. "I just don't know how much more I can talk about it right now, sorry." 

Though it was painful for her to talk about, the “American Hustle” star was still able to praise Hoffman along with Meryl Streep, her co-stars in “Doubt,” for which all three of them got Oscar nominations.

"The things I value about actors, there's talent, there's skill, but without work ethic, without that generosity of spirit to take people with you on that brilliant journey that you take ... both Meryl and Philip have this ability to create ... it's transformative," Adams said. 

At the end of the episode, "ITAS" aired footage from when Lipton interviewed Hoffman in 2000. Lipton asked: "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?" His answer: "Alright, let's do it again." 

Adams has been nominated for Best Actress for her work in “American Hustle.” The Oscars are set to air on Sunday, March 2.

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