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05.25.2012

BEST KNOWN FOR DRAMA, ACTOR PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN REALLY LOVES MUSICALS

 

HOFFMAN TELLS ROCCA IT’S UNLIKELY HE’LL SING

Critically lauded actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is best known for serious roles, like the one he now plays night after night in the Broadway revival of The Death of Salesman. However, Hoffman tells CBS SUNDAY MORNING correspondent Mo Rocca he’s fallen in love – with musicals.

Indeed, Rocca presses Hoffman, who won an Academy Award for his work in the challenging film Capote, whether he would ever sing on stage.

“I’ve grown to really love musicals, you know?” Hoffman tells Rocca. “The fear I have around singing’s so extreme that – that it would – it would have to be, like, you know choosing to play Capote a little bit. It would be a tough one, you know what I mean?”

Rocca suggests Hoffman could play the loveable gambler Nathan Detroit in the hit musical Guys and Dolls.

“No, that would never happen,” Hoffman says. “Never.”

Rocca’s full interview with Hoffman will air on CBS SUNDAY MORNING on May 27 (9:00-10:30 AM) on the CBS Television Network. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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Press Contact:  Richard Huff             212-975-3328                     HuffR@cbsnews.com

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