He was incredibly intense in his performance but incredibly mellow and laid-back. Certainly there was this great anarchistic streak to it-just getting dirtier than anybody’s envisioned the Joker before. This character has power because he has no limits-absolutely nothing to lose.How has Ledger’s death changed the way you look at the film?
Naturally it was something I wanted to share with him–and expected to do so. And I can’t do anything else but hope that it will be an absolutely appropriate celebration of his work.The normally private actor also talked about fame:
I was at the Science Museum in London with my daughter and some of her friends, and they wanted hot dogs. And so I went up to a hot-dog stand and I said, “Can I have three hot dogs?” They said, “I’m sorry, we’re closed.” And so I started walking away. And then one of them said, “Excuse me, are you Batman?” And I said, “Well, I play Batman.” And they said, “Well, here’s three hot dogs–on the house.” That’s pretty remarkable, isn’t it?
The late Heath Ledger on his role as the Joker