“He’s a Beautiful Spirit”: Amy Adams Breaks Down While Discussing Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Legacy on ‘Inside the Actors Studio’

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Amy Adams‘ appearance on Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio Wednesday night took an emotional turn when the actress began speaking about her two-time co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman. The episode aired last night, but was taped on Feb. 5, just one day before Hoffman was memorialized and only three days after Hoffman was found dead in his West Village apartment.

When host James Lipton brought up Adams’ Oscar-nominated performance in Doubt, Adams immediately became emotional. Lipton addressed the awkward timing of their discussion. “We’ve arrived at a difficult moment, of course, for you, for me, for the craft that we love, for the world in which we live,” Lipton said. “Fourteen years ago, I brought Philip Seymour Hoffman to this stage with the prediction that he would become the greatest actor of his generation.”

Watching Adams process her emotions shows just what an impact Hoffman had on those around him. Adams and Hoffman not starred in Doubt together, but also in The Master. Both were nominated for Academy Awards for both films.

“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. And I just don’t know how much more I can talk about it right now. Sorry.”

The entire video is worth watching, if for no other reason than to hear the beautiful way Adams describes Hoffman and his craft.