In a recent, heartfelt interview with People magazine, acclaimed British actor Tom Hollander opened up about his profound sense of loss following the untimely death of fellow actor Treat Williams. Williams, known for his captivating presence on screen, was last seen in a significant role in the new FX series 'Feud: Capote Vs.
The Swans.' This series, which vividly portrays the tumultuous relationship between author Truman Capote and the elite socialites of Manhattan, marks Williams' final appearance before his tragic motorcycle accident in June.
At 71, Williams left an indelible mark on the acting world, not least through his role as the resilient husband of Babe Paley (played by Naomi Watts), a character inextricably linked to Capote's controversial circle. His passing has left a void in the hearts of many, including his co-star Hollander, who portrayed Truman Capote in the series.
Hollander Remembers Williams
Hollander, 56, shared with People that the news of Williams' passing was "very, very tragic" and admitted that the cast was still grappling with the reality of his absence. "It's quite difficult for us to talk about because he was right there just now," Hollander reflected.
He also highlighted the challenge the cast faced in mourning their late colleague, noting, "We haven't really mourned him. We were just getting to know him." Remembering Williams fondly, Hollander described him as a "very, very sweet spirit" and an "up, glass-half-full enthusiast." He commended Williams for his generous nature and enthusiasm, saying he was "so happy to be there" while filming 'Feud.'
This tragic loss casts a shadow over the premiere of 'Feud: Capote vs. The Swans,' which is set to air Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX. The series, now tinged with poignancy, serves as a testament to Williams' enduring talent and his impactful, albeit final, contribution to the world of television.
Williams' legacy, as cemented in this last role, is a reminder of the profound influence a single actor can have on both his audience and his peers in the industry.