Most of you will have heard of the tragic news of Heath Ledger’s death. As a fan of his I am deeply saddened by this news, and it is such a huge loss to the film industry. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He will be greatly, greatly missed.
Understandably, Naomi has cancelled her press appearances at Sundance, and according to onlookers broke down when she heard the news.
Perhaps avoiding the obvious questions awaiting her, Naomi Watts has canceled all her press appearances for Wednesday at the Sundance Film Festival, where her dark comedy Funny Games is slated to premiere at midnight.
She and Ledger met on the set of Ned Kelly in 2002 and dated for nearly two years. The late actor accompanied her to the Academy Awards in 2004, when she was up for Best Actress for 21 Grams.
“Heath’s a wonderful actor. Obviously, he’s got that movie-star quality in an old-fashioned way. He’s got that really powerful, manly voice, that soulful look behind his eyes, and he’s obviously quite a bit handsome, too. But above all, he’s a real actor.” – Naomi Watts in 2002