Priest at Philip Hoffman`s funeral admits learning about humility from him

ANI| Updated: Feb 08, 2014, 12:25 PM IST

Washington: The priest presiding over Philip Seymour Hoffman`s funeral has admitted that he learnt about humility from him.

Fr. James Martin S.J., who had advised the late actor on his role as Father Flynn in the movie `Doubt`, said that he was "a lovely person, very down-to-earth", People Magazine reported.

The priest had first met the deceased star when he had been called to consult on the Labyrinth Theater Company`s production of `The Last Days of Judas Iscariot` which was directed by Hoffman in 2003.

They had spent time together at New York City`s Saint Ignatius Church where he taught him how a priest celebrates Mass, and his funeral Mass was held at the same church.