Amy Adams lost a true friend when Philip Seymour Hoffman passed away on Feb. 2, and the actress spoke out about her former co-star's death for the first time in a taped interview Wednesday.
"[Philip] had this unique ability to see people, to really see them," the 39-year-old said. "Not look through them. He just really saw people."
The actress worked with Hoffman on three separate films, including the 2012 drama "The Master," for which they both received Academy Award nominations.
Adams & Hoffman in "The Master"
“I just really loved him, and I know so many people did,” Adams continued, before she broke down in tears. "I just don't know how much more I can talk about it right now, sorry."
Though Adams' interview with "Inside the Actors Studio" aired on Feb. 19, the footage was actually shot in front of a live audience only three days after Hoffman's death from an apparent drug overdose.
“Gosh, I wish you all could get a chance to work with him," Adams told the studio audience. "He was beautiful.”
Host James Lipton also shared fond memories of the 46-year-old, who appeared on the show back in 2000.
"Fourteen years ago, I brought Philip Seymour Hoffman to this stage with the prediction that he would become the greatest actor of his generation," Lipton said. "And he did."
He also recalls Hoffman's response to the question: "If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?"
The actor's answer? "Alright, let's do it again."
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