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11.26.2008

Normally I wouldn't spend much time here talking about how Celebrity A said such and such about Celebrity B. But when Celebrity A is Michelle Williams and she's talking about Celebrity B, Heath Ledger, for the first time publicly since his death last year, it touched me enough I had to pass it along. Williams spends most of the interview (which takes place in upstate New York on a farm where she now lives) talking about her upcoming indie film WENDY & LUCY but when the topic eventually comes around to Ledger...well, it gets pretty damn sad.

The first time Ledger's name comes up, she bursts into tears. "It's so sad," Williams says. When she's asked about how she's been doing in the past year, she's silent for a very long time. "I guess it's always changing," she says. There's another pause. "What else can I say?" Her voice is breathy and fragile, and she takes a few gulps of air. "I just wake up each day in a slightly different place—grief is like a moving river, so that's what I mean by 'it's always changing'." She stops again. "It's a strange thing to say"—her words unravel slowly, her eyes tear up—"because I'm at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone. In some ways it gets worse. That's what I would say."

Yipes. Williams has taken time off from acting to be a mother to her daughter with Ledger, Matilda and later says she considers giving up acting altogether explaining, "I want [Matilda] to have a routine. I want the plainest, simplest, most ordinary, habituated routine possible." And can you blame her?

Extra Tidbit: WENDY & LUCY hits theaters in a limited release on December 10th.
Source: Newsweek

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11:49AM on 12/01/2008
I still can't believe that Heath Ledger isn't around anymore. I mean when you watch TDK there's nothing you see in The Joker that relates to Ledger whatsoever. It's like The Joker is The Joker and there's no trace of Ledger which makes this all the more painful. He was that good an actor. It was a surreal performance. It's things like this that make the world so strange. The coincidence and timing itself is shocking and probably the biggest reason why no one is able to believe that Mr.Ledger is
I still can't believe that Heath Ledger isn't around anymore. I mean when you watch TDK there's nothing you see in The Joker that relates to Ledger whatsoever. It's like The Joker is The Joker and there's no trace of Ledger which makes this all the more painful. He was that good an actor. It was a surreal performance. It's things like this that make the world so strange. The coincidence and timing itself is shocking and probably the biggest reason why no one is able to believe that Mr.Ledger is really gone.

That last complete performance of Heath Ledger will last us all a lifetime.
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8:41PM on 11/26/2008

Man,

I feel so sad for her. I'm glad to hear she's doing the best she can though to look after her daughter.
I feel so sad for her. I'm glad to hear she's doing the best she can though to look after her daughter.
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5:42PM on 11/26/2008

Heath

Heath Ledger's death will be a difficult one to overcome, especially now that he has made movie history with TDK and still has an upcoming film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I hope his soul is in peace.

Bad bad idea that Heath had to leave us, but he has pretty much marked us all for life with his brilliant performance as The Joker.
Heath Ledger's death will be a difficult one to overcome, especially now that he has made movie history with TDK and still has an upcoming film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I hope his soul is in peace.

Bad bad idea that Heath had to leave us, but he has pretty much marked us all for life with his brilliant performance as The Joker.
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4:24PM on 11/26/2008
it was pretty surreal in TDK when joker is hanging upside down near the end, and he tells batman something to the effect of "we are destined to do this forever." but they won't. no one else could play the joker. it was sad moment in the movie b/c we all know what happened in real life
it was pretty surreal in TDK when joker is hanging upside down near the end, and he tells batman something to the effect of "we are destined to do this forever." but they won't. no one else could play the joker. it was sad moment in the movie b/c we all know what happened in real life
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2:15PM on 11/26/2008
One of the saddest things about his death is that he only got to do such a few TDK related interviews. Mostly it's with Bale, Oldman, Freeman or Caine.

I'm rating this as a bad idea. Because that's what his death was and still is.
One of the saddest things about his death is that he only got to do such a few TDK related interviews. Mostly it's with Bale, Oldman, Freeman or Caine.

I'm rating this as a bad idea. Because that's what his death was and still is.
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1:48PM on 11/26/2008

Last Year?

Didn't he die this year?
Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008)
Didn't he die this year?
Heath Andrew Ledger (4 April 1979 – 22 January 2008)
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12:26PM on 11/26/2008

Wendy & Lucy

Not to ignore the complete sadness of this article, but I would like to point out that "Wendy & Lucy" is currently my second favorite film of the year. It is wonderfully low-key, brilliantly acted, not too long, and very depressing. I would recommend it a thousand times over.
Not to ignore the complete sadness of this article, but I would like to point out that "Wendy & Lucy" is currently my second favorite film of the year. It is wonderfully low-key, brilliantly acted, not too long, and very depressing. I would recommend it a thousand times over.
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12:06PM on 11/26/2008

Jeez....

Niagara Falls, Frankie angel.
Niagara Falls, Frankie angel.
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