Christina Hendricks was “extraordinarily grateful” to work with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The Mad Men actress spoke with the late star at the Sundance premiere of one of his final films, God’s Pocket, just two weeks before he suffered a fatal drug overdose in February.
The film, directed by John Slattery, features Christina and Philip playing a grieving husband and wife after the death of her character’s son.
Speaking to E! News at the Los Angeles premiere of the drama, Christina remembered how “at ease” Philip made her feel.
“I flew into New York to have a rehearsal with him and John first. I didn’t know what to expect and found out very quickly that he was warm and collaborative and amazing and made you feel at ease,” she said. “So that was a relief and then it was just pure sort of excitement after that.”
The actress, her castmates and the crew were celebrating Philip’s memory at the event. Everyone had stories to share.
“This has been an evening of sort of talking about those memories and to celebrate him and present this to people who I hope enjoy seeing another performance from him,” Christina said.
John in particular hoped to do Philip justice with the project.
“He was very proud of it. He was very pleased with it, which to me, means everything,” he said.
Philip died on February 2 at only 46 years old.
He is survived by his longtime partner, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.
God’s Pocket is scheduled for release May 9.
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