By Laura Hertzfeld
Updated February 02, 2014 at 08:00 PM EST

Philip Seymour Hoffman was at the Sundance Film Festival less than two weeks ago to talk about his role in John Slattery’s directorial debut, God’s Pocket. He spoke with EW’s Anthony Breznican along with Slattery and co-star Christina Hendricks (Mad Men). Hoffman had his first film as director — Jack Goes Boating — premiere at Sundance in 2010, and he only had this bit of advice for Slattery: “When you get here, it’s the letting go time.”

Watch the video from Sundance below and check out previous interviews with the Oscar winner from EW about some of his earlier films, including Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Charlie Wilson’s War, and A Most Wanted Man.