Shalom Auslander, who created the Showtime series in which Philip Seymour Hoffman was to star, remembered the actor Monday as having “the biggest, brokenest heart of anyone I have ever met.”
Hoffman was the lead in Auslander’s “Happyish,” about a frazzled advertising executive who struggles with how much selling out is too much selling out. The series had shot only a pilot before Hoffman died Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. He was 46.
“This planet is no damned place to have a heart, and Phil had the biggest, brokenest heart of anyone I have ever met,” Auslander said. “He was a beautiful person in a hideous world. Great actor, too.”
Showtime has not made any decision on whether to continue with “Happyish,” which would require recasting Hoffman.