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 effort “Ezekiel 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.”