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Amy Adams Cries Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman on Inside the Actors Studio: “I Just Really Loved Him”

Amy Adams will deeply miss Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 39-year-old actress appeared onscreen with the late actor in three acclaimed films: Charlie Wilson’s War in 2007, Doubt in 2008 and The Master in 2012. As Us Weekly reported on Feb. 6, Adams broke down crying while remembering her former costar during a taping of Inside the Actors Studio, which aired Wednesday, Feb. 19 on Bravo.

“You received your second Academy Award nomination for your performance as a young nun, Sister James in Doubt,” host James Lipton said. At the mere mention of the film, Adams began getting emotional.

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“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 explained to the audience at Pace University in New York City. “Fourteen years ago, I brought Philip Seymour Hoffman to this stage with the prediction that he would become the greatest actor of his generation.”

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“Gosh, I wish you all could get the chance to work with him,” Adams told the audience of aspiring actors. “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 — he just really saw people. And he will be missed,” the actress said through tears. “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.”

Amy Adams Inside the Actors Studio
Watch an emotional clip of Amy Adams crying while remembering late costar Philip Seymour Hoffman on a Feb. 19 appearance on Watch What Happens Live. “I just really loved him,” Adams said tearfully.

Adams did go on to praise her Doubt costars, Hoffman and Meryl Streep, for their talent, before breaking down in tears again. “They were amazing to work with. Again, I say the things that I value about actors — there’s talent, there’s skill — but without work ethic, without that generosity of spirit to take people with you on that brilliant journey that you take . . . Both Meryl and Philip have this ability to create . . . I’m sorry. I’m so sorry,” she said, crying into her hands. “To create a world — which as an audience you get to experience that — but you get to experience that in the room acting with them as well. And it’s transformative.”

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Hoffman died at the age of 46 from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2. Adams and Streep were among many celebrities who attended his private funeral in NYC on Feb. 6.

Watch the emotional video clip via Yahoo! Movies of Adams remembering Hoffman above.

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