Amy Adams: Philip Seymour Hoffman Had A Unique Ability To Really See People

02/20/2014 01:00 pm ET | Updated Feb 20, 2014

Amy Adams had the pleasure of working with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman on two separate occasions. The two-co-starred in 2008's "Doubt," and then again in 2012's "The Master." On "Inside the Actors Studio," Adams got emotional when remembering her friend and former co-star. Hoffman died of a drug overdose earlier this month.

"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.” Adams eventually got so emotional she said she couldn't talk about him anymore.

The special episode ended with a tribute to Hoffman, replaying his 2000 appearance on the show. James Lipton asked him what he'd like to hear God say when he arrived in Heaven. Hoffman's answer? "Alright, let's do it again."

Amy Adams is up for an Academy Award for her work in "American Hustle." The Oscars air live on ABC, March 2 at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Correction: A previous version of this story erroneously listed Amy Adams' Oscar-nominated film as "Hustle" rather than "American Hustle."

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