Adams immediately began to tear up when Lipton brought up the actress's Oscar-nominated role in 2008's "Doubt," which co-starred Hoffman. She attempted to compose herself as she explained what it was like working with Hoffman -- with whom she also starred in "Charlie Wilson's War" and "The Master" -- and praised his "generosity of spirit" and the "transformative" impact it had on her acting.
"He was beautiful," Adams said. "He's a beautiful spirit and he had this unique ability to see people, to really see them -- not look through them -- he just really saw people. And he will be missed. ... I just really loved him, and I know so many people did."
Lipton was also moved in discussing Hoffman, saying that the actor's passing was "a difficult moment ... for the craft that we love, [and] for the world in which we live." The host added that Hoffman's profound impact on Adams, Hoffman's other co-stars, and audiences around the globe "is a testament to his greatness."
"We have him forever, thank heaven," Lipton said. "But not long enough."
The episode -- filmed just three days after Hoffman's death -- airs this week on Bravo.