Philip Seymour Hoffman on Playing Willy Loman in ‘Death of a Salesman’


Philip-Seymour-Hoffman-death-of-a-salesmanThe cast of Death of a Salesman held a panel for Tony Award voters recently with none other than Meryl Streep moderating. The panel included the cast (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andrew Garfield, Linda Emond) and Director Mike Nichols and while the press wasn’t admitted, the New York Post‘s Michael Riedel dispatched some of his operatives to ferret out the happenings. 

You can read the article here, but the one thing I found interesting was a quote from Hoffman on playing Willy Loman.

Willy Loman takes over your life, he said. “You wake up, you’re Willy Loman. You go to lunch, you’re Willy Loman. You go to dinner, you’re Willy Loman. You’re Willy Loman all the time.”

The show runs through June 2nd and I’m sure Hoffman will take a much needed vacation.

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