Heath Ledger‘s legacy lives on, years after the actor’s tragic death.
“I was 19, he was only a few years older than me, yeah, it was pretty crazy, but he was the sweetest thing,” Kate, who played Heath’s daughter in the Oscar-winning film, shared. “That whole experience was really amazing. And he, even though he was only a couple years older, he really took me under his wing because I hadn’t worked that much. So yeah, it was really special.”
The 37-year-old actress continued, “It’s so beautiful. And when I auditioned for that I was auditioning just to play that age because I think my character is 19 at that point. But then [the director] Ang Lee decided that he would just use me to play—I think she’s like 14 or something early on so he added a couple of those scenes as well. And it was just so, I was like, ‘This is never going to work. We’re only, I don’t know, five years apart or something.’ But Heath was so amazing and he made it work.”