’60 Minutes’ to Air 2006 Interview with Dead Celebrity Philip Seymour HoffmanPosted: February 6, 2014
The re-edited story will air on “60 Minutes” Feb. 9 on CBS
For Variety, Francesca Bacardi reports: In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, “60 Minutes” will rebroadcast a 2006 interview conducted by Steve Kroft in which Hoffman discusses his problems with drug addiction. It will be re-edited to include previously un-broadcast material, including more from the actor about the rehabilitation he underwent as a young man that he credited with saving his life.
In the original interview, Hoffman tells Kroft he was fresh out of New York University’s drama school when he was lured into New York City’s fast life. “It was all that [drugs and alcohol], yeah, it was anything I could get my hands on…I liked it all,” he said.
But he recognized the error in his ways and sought change. “I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old,” the then-38-year-old Oscar nominee said…
Francesca Bacardi @originalfresca
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