The sisters of the Australian actor, who committed suicide at age 28 on January 22, 2008, talk about his life at the premiere of the documentary ‘I am Heath Ledger’
His overconfident, sinister, psychotic and even acclaimed characterization of Joker (The Joker) in The Dark Knight, 2008, did not upset him emotionally and much less was detonating for the Australian actor Heath Ledger decided to kill himself at age 28, On January 22 of the same year.
“He was not depressed when he played the Joker. He was having a great time”, said his sister Kate Ledger.
At the premiere of the documentary “I am Heath Ledger” at the Tribeca Festival, Kate Ledger and Ashleigh Bell, the actor’s sisters at Brokeback Mountain (2005), denied rumors about Ledger’s mental state after working on the memorable role Of villain in the film of Christopher Nolan that even earned him a posthumous Oscar.
“I was really shocked because that was him having fun,” Kate said. “Every report was coming out that he was depressed and that [the role] was taking this toll on him, and we’re going, honestly, it was the absolute opposite,” his other sister Ashleigh pointed out.
While Kate confessed that she also felt the confusion after the death of Heath Ledger.
After the death of actor Heath Ledger at age 28 in 2008, rumors have surfaced about the role he played on the film “The Knight of the Night” as The “Joker”, prior to his death because of an overdose.
His work as Batman’s villain gave him a posthumous Oscar that surprised many. “I raised my eyebrows to hear of the cast and thought,” Oh, I wonder how this will be, “said his co-star, Gary Oldman.
“But any concern one would have left when he was on the set. I did a couple of scenes with Heath during the first shots in London. I called my friend and asked, “How’s Heath? I said, “It’s incredible. It’s going to be awesome. ” I knew it by working only five minutes with him.
During the panel of the film, Amato expressed doubts about making the feature film but was attracted to the opportunity gave him to combat disinformation regarding his friend.
“I hope it will be an antidote to all the gossip in the world. And there are terrible things about Heath out there. (…) [He] is a celebrity in the public eye, and I felt it necessary to provide corrections. But in terms of the film as a tribute, I think everyone deserves it. And I know that’s how Heath felt about people, “Amato finished.