updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 02/03/2014 AT 10:00 AM ET
The image was eerie then, devastating now.
Despite the somber look of the image, Will tells PEOPLE that Hoffman appeared to be “having a great time that day.”
“He just was a regular guy,” says Will. “Very approachable.”
Entertainment Weekly also sat down with Hoffman and Christina Hendricks and director John Slattery at Sundance to talk about their film God’s Pocket, which refers to a gritty neighborhood where Hoffman’s character “lives outside the law” to survive by hijacking trucks and stealing meat.
“I’m not attached to anyone, really, except through this fantasy I have,” Hoffman says of his relationship with Hendricks’s character and his attempt to be a part of the fabric of life.
See the trio talk the film, working with one another and a smiley Hoffman explain why the festival is about “letting go.”
With reporting by SAMANTHA MILLER
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