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Michelle Williams says daughter Mathilda will watch ‘Brokeback Mountain’

In an interview with Angeleno Magazine, the actress admitted that the film – where she originally met former partner and Matilda’s father Heath Ledger – is “a lot” to handle and will be an important experience for her to have.

“I was just an actor who happened to be lucky enough to be in the right place, and it was the place where I met Matilda’s father, and that is a lot,” she said.

“It was a lot. And it will be a lot for Matilda too, when she gets around to watching it. I will watch it with her, when she’s ready. It is hard to imagine what that would feel like, but one day, yes, we will watch it together.”

Williams recently described the period after Ledger’s death as a “year of magical thinking”.


Posted Thursday, December 30th, 2010 at 8:08am
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VIDEO: After two years, Michelle Williams opens up about the death of Heath Ledger

Over two years after his tragic death, Michelle Williams is finally opening up about losing ex-fiancee Heath Ledger.

The ‘Blue Valentine’ star appeared in an interview on Nightline Tuesday night to promote her film, but also talked about how she reacted immediately after the death, and in the years following. Turns out, in some ways, it was easier then.

“In a strange way, I miss that year, because all those possibilities that existed then are gone,” she said. “It didn’t seem unlikely to me that he could walk through a door or could appear behind a bush. It was a year of very magical thinking, and in some ways I’m sad to be moving further and further away from it.”

Williams met Ledger on the set of their film, ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ and had a daughter together. Now, in ‘Blue Valentine,’ she plays a woman suffering from heartbreak again, this time with Ryan Gosling. The film will be released on December 29th.

Watch the video above for more in the video above, and watch the full interview on ABC.


Posted Thursday, December 23rd, 2010 at 8:08am
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Jude Law Talks About Finishing Heath Ledger’s Final Role


Jude Law says he was humbled personally and professionally to be asked to help take over Heath Ledger’s final movie role, which Ledger left unfinished when he died in January 2008.

“When I got the call, it was a double tug,” Law says of joining the cast of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. “I liked Heath very much as a man and admired him as an actor. To help finish his final piece of work was a tribute I felt compelled to make.”

Ledger was in the midst of filming the role of Tony in the fantasy film, directed by Terry Gilliam, when he died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs in his New York apartment on Jan. 22, 2008, at age 28.

Determined to finish the movie, Gilliam kept Ledger’s work intact, and hired Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell to round out the role of Tony – each playing a different incarnation of the character after he steps through a magical mirror.

“To help Terry finish his film was an honor paid to a man I adore,” Law says. “Though we were all there in remembrance, Heath’s heart pushed us with great lightness to the finish.”

Lily Cole, who plays the female lead as Tony’s love interest Valentina, says it was a struggle to resume filming just a month after Ledger’s death.

“We’d had a month to absorb that situation, which by no means is enough time to get over it, but it was a month to think about finishing the film,” Cole tells Film Review Online.

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, which Gilliam has dedicated to Ledger, opens in limited release in the U.S. on Christmas Day and in wide release on Jan. 8.

Source, Bauer-Griffin

Posted Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 12:12pm
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Lindsay Lohan and Heath Ledger dating at the time of his death?


In a shocking revelation, Dina Lohan drops the bombshell that her daughter Lindsay was secretly dating Heath Ledger when he died and his death devastated her. In the explosive recorded audio tape of a phone conversation between Dina and Michael Lohan, Dina says that Ledger and Lindsay had been dating at the time of his tragic death in January of 2008.

“And she was dating Heath when he died,” Dina reveals to Michael. “I don’t know if you know that, but I know cause I would drop her off and they were friends very, very close, ok?”

Dina told Michael about the relationship because she was afraid for Lindsay’s life too: “Because when she’s drunk or takes an Adderall with it she will do something like Heath Ledger did in a second without thinking.”

She said that the actor’s death was a terrible shock to Lindsay. “That f*cked her up,” Dina says.


Posted Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 at 11:11am
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