Bale, who played Batman in the comic book blockbuster, said in an interview that Ledger wanted the scene to feel real and kept egging him on. It was later reproduced by The Hollywood Reporter. You go into character and you stay in the character. I love that.
Heath Ledger’s Lonesome Trail: The Rolling Stone Interview
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Michelle Williams has a bone to pick with the folks at Nightline. The ABC News program recently aired an interview with the Blue Valentine actress in which she opened up about the January death of Heath Ledger, her ex-boyfriend and father to her daughter Matilda, 5. She continues: "They used those few quotes and the way they edited the piece to sell the interview, and it appeared as if I were breaking some kind of silence and sitting down with the express purpose to discuss something that is very private to me. The actress says it's still a "struggle" because she yearns to discuss the memories with close pals off the record. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough.
Michelle Williams Regrets Talking About Heath Ledger’s Death
When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in , it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. He also produced and directed music videos and aspired to be a film director. As the story goes, in junior high school it was compulsory to take one of two electives, either cooking or drama. As Heath could not see himself in a cooking class he tried his hand at drama.
Ledger's Oscars win was remarkable for many reasons. His shock death before the film was even released certainly drew added attention and weight to his performance but it would be an injustice to infer that it was teh reason he triumphed on the night. It's fair to say that much of this was down to Ledger's towering performance which dominated the screen, and the reviews and subsequent buzz afterward.