Watch: Amy Adams’ Tearful Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman On ‘Inside the Actors Studio’

Watch: Amy Adams' Tearful Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman On ‘Inside the Actors Studio’

We’re coming up on three weeks since we learned about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the loss of his tremendous talent still stings cinephiles the world over. But of course, the weight of his loss is more deeply felt to those who were close to him, and there were few actors who were lucky enough to work him on the level that Amy Adams did. She starred in three films with Hoffman—”Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Doubt” and “The Master“—and was slated to feature in his next directorial effortEzekiel Moss” before he passed away. And clearly, that time with him was special.

Earlier this month—three days after this death—Adams dropped by “Inside The Actor’s Studio” to record an episode with James Lipton. Naturally, any discussion of her work involves her films with Hoffman, and Adams paid a lovely, tearful tribute to her friend. “He was beautiful,” Adams told the audience. “He’s a beautiful spirit and he had this unique ability to see people, to really see them—not look through them—he just really saw people. And he will be missed. Sorry, I really… I just really loved him and I know so many people did.”

Watch the full excerpt below and more clips from her episode on Bravo. [Celebuzz]

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Comments

Kat

I'm sorry but what is so special about Amy Adams crying about her friendly colleague death's on a show she SHOULD HAVE postponed once learning of his death, as Cate Blanchett, a close friend of his, cancelled her Monuments Men promo/appearances after learning of her friend's death.

It's very sad he's gone, and seeing someone get teary makes you teary, but why are people praising her exactly? because she cried? many, many did, including his closest friends and family. Again, she should have postponed this, and I second that Lipton shouldn't have pressed it. Obviously it's more meaningful and more publicity if it's fresh after the death as opposed to 3 weeks after, or after awards season – ah, there you go.

Don

Utterly heartbreaking, such a genuine beautiful and talented person Amy Adams is and she realized how great and talented Phil was. It depresses me greatly that they won't be able to work together again, because they clearly were going to judging from that film Hoffman was going to direct. It makes watching The Master very sad these days..

Jo Ann

Oh for crying out loud, the was a drug addict who pissed away his talent and opportunities in favor of HEROIN. There are equally or more talented actors who would give a body part to have the opportunities, talent, prestige and wealth he had. I'm sorry he's gone but he hurt himself, his family, and his craft. That is no testament to his greatness, but rather to his frailty.

jibberish

I hope this sad beautiful moment from Amy Adams leads people to re-appreciate the greatness of The Master, the most under-appreciated film in decades. Easily the best film of it's year, yet denied nominations for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and Original Score. At least the Academy couldn't deny the fabulous actors, each giving their most thrilling, dangerous performances.

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Gilliam

Awful. Difficult to watch. And James is so right, we have him forever in films and in our hearts!!! Thank you Amy for talking about him about so positively!!!!

mass

The host probably should have moved on to a different subject, because judging from the very first moments of the clip they were already talking about him due to the fact that Adams was already wiping tears out of her eyes.

mia

Wow, that was such a painfully sincere reaction, Amy only ever spoke of Philip in the best light and it was clear she loved him. Almost made me cry just watching this

tomincmh

That was hard to watch. Amy seems like the sweetest person and I can only imagine what she felt upon first hearing the news.

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