Hendricks: Film celebrating Hoffman
Published 06/08/2014 | 11:50
The Mad Men actress stars with the late actor in the indie drama based on the 1983 novel of same name by Pete Dexter, about the affect of a young boy's death on a tight-knit, working class neighbourhood. It was one of the last films Philip completed before his death.
Christina said: "Working with Philip was amazing. He's an extraordinary, extraordinary actor and I felt very, very lucky to get to work with him.
"I know Philip was proud of the film, and he told me that he was. I think while we're still talking about it and we're showing it to people, he feels very present to me.
"So I guess I'm trying to think of it as a celebration of the experience and the pride of the film that we made."
God's Pocket was directed by Christina's Mad Men co-star John Slattery, who also co-adapted the screenplay.
John said of working with Philip: "Working with Phil, it's hard to describe in a word. He's a remarkable talent and inclusive and collaborative and a brilliant, brilliant actor."
He added: "This isn't the experience I hoped to have. He was a producer on the film and we went to Sundance together and sold the film together and he was very pleased with it and had a lot to do with the final outcome, so it's very sad not to be here with him. That was the plan. I wish he was here."
Philip died in February aged 46 from a heroin overdose.
God's Pocket opens in cinemas on Friday August 8, 2014.