WrapChat: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hollywood’s Link Between Drugs and Creativity (Video)

In our new weekly talk series, rotating panelists from TheWrap team will discuss the latest burning issues in Hollywood

Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death last weekend of an apparent drug overdose raised uncomfortable questions about the link between drugs and creativity.

Writers, performers and artists have been using mind-altering substances for centuries, and the debate about the role of drugs and creativity has raged just as long.

Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman was joined by Awards editor Steve Pond, Senior Editor Diane Garrett and Blogger/Reporter Greg Gilman for a roundtable discussion in TheWrap offices. Among the issues debated: Does drug use taint artistic achievement? Are our movies and music richer for drug use?