MUMBAI: Hollywood actress Amy Adams, in the weeks leading into the Oscars, filmed an interview for Inside the Actors Studio, an American television program hosted by James Lipton. In between discussing her career and her Oscar-nominated role in American Hustle, Adams broke down when host James Lipton asked her about her recently deceased co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hoffman died at the age of 46 from an apparent heroin overdose on 2 February. Adams and Meryl Streep were among many celebrities who attended his private funeral in New York City on 6 February.
The 39-year old Adams worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman on two of her most acclaimed movies: Doubt, in 2008, and The Master in 2012. “I wish you all could get a chance to work with him,” she told the assembled students. “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”, she explained tearfully to the students in the audience. “I just really loved him, and I know so many people did,” Adams added through sobs, “I just don’t know how much more I can talk about it right now, sorry.”
The actor then apologised and said she wouldn’t be able to go on talking about him.
After making her mark in the industry with memorable appearances in films such as Junebug, Enchanted, Doubt, and The Fighter, Amy Adams discusses her multifaceted career leading up to her standout performance in Columbia Pictures' American Hustle. Her lead role as a con-artist in the Academy Award nominated film earned Adam's her first Golden Globe win and fifth Academy Award Nomination. Adams has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and six Screen Actors Guild Awards.