The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has his family and friends reeling — including friends who were also former co-stars. On Thursday, the Capote actor's close friend Amy Adams was taping an episode of Inside the Actor's Studio — and was asked by host James Lipton about working with Philip Seymour Hoffman on the films Doubt and The Master. The actress reportedly broke down sobbing and couldn't finish her sentences when she tried to articulate her thoughts.
"Amy talked about how he was the greatest actor she had worked with, and couldn't even tell stories about him without crying," a source from Us Weekly says. "She said to the audience of acting students, 'I wish you all could have had the chance to work with him.'"
It's devastating that Adams reportedly had to speak about Hoffman when she clearly wasn't ready to do so. However, her love, admiration, and respect for him are apparent in her words. The pair grew very close while filming two movies that were both nominated for Oscars.
Adams was nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Hoffman was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Master at the Academy Awards in 2012, . She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Hoffman was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Doubt at the Academy Awards in 2008.
Adams and her fiance`, Darren LeGallo, attended Hoffman's wake in New York City on Thursday.
Adams is nominated for Best Actress for this year's Academy Awards for American Hustle, and will undoubtedly be missing one very special person at the ceremony.