Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Silent Communication Is ‘Really Powerful’

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When we caught up with John Ortiz on opening night of his new play, Othello, this weekend, we asked what it's like working with his co-star and longtime friend Philip Seymour Hoffman. "I feel at times that whenever one of us is not fully there, it’s the silent communication of just, ‘Come on,’" said Ortiz, who plays the title character opposite Hoffman's Iago. "And that’s the extent of it. It’s really powerful. All you need is that look."