Amy Adams has paid tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman during an emotional episode of US TV show Inside the Actors Studio, calling him “a beautiful spirit”.
As soon as presenter James Lipton mentioned the film Doubt, which Adams starred in with Hoffman and Meryl Streep, she became visibly upset and frequently paused to gather herself. “I wish you all could get a chance to work with him,” she said. “He was beautiful, he’s a beautiful spirit, and he had this unique ability to see people, to really see them not look through them. And he will be missed. I just really loved him, and I know so many people did.”
Of her experience on Doubt with Hoffman and Streep, she spoke of their “work ethic” and “that generosity of spirit to take people with you on your brilliant journey that you take… it’s transformative.”
As well as Doubt, Adams acted opposite Hoffman in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master she was nominated for an Academy Award in each. The pair also worked together on Mike Nichols’ drama Charlie Wilson’s War.