The Academy Awards are coming up, but for many nominated stars, these weeks leading up to the show are not just about celebration. With the tragic passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Hollywood is instead mourning the loss of a great Oscar winner.
Among many other celebrities deeply affected by the actor’s death is Amy Adams, who starred alongside Philip in Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt and The Master. The American Hustle star appeared on Inside the Actor’s Studio Wednesday, where she broke down in tears remembering her friend.
“Gosh, I wish you all could get the chance to work with him,” she said. “He was beautiful. He’s a beautiful spirit and he had this unique ability to see people. Really see them — not look through them. He just really saw people. And he will be missed.” Through tears, she added, “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.”
Recently, Amy’s fellow nominee Cate Blanchett also remembered the late actor by dedicating her BAFTA award to him. Philip died of an apparent drug overdose on Feb. 2.
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