This gave me chills.
Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker in 1989 - and who was furious he wasn’t consulted about the creepy role - offered a cryptic comment when told Ledger was dead.
“Well,” Nicholson told reporters in London early Wednesday, “I warned him.”That last quote gave me chills
Really? Interesting if true
I read something that said he told him not to do it. Joker is one of, if not the, most sadistic villains. He kills to kill. There’s no method. Which is why all of the previous portrails were campy or jokey.
There is no way you can portray a character like that and not bring home even the smallest bits of it. It’s kind of sad. The Joker was scary as shit, and I honestly believe that getting into that character messed with his head.
It would be really interesting to see the notebook Ledger kept while working up the character, maybe it did mess with his head.. and that quote is something to think about, if true.
"It’s more than a handful of pills
or skin too far apart to stitch together,
it’s a lot of
"oh god I’m so angry
maybe if I hurt more I’ll be happy.
Your smile just makes me sad now
I’ve been so low for so long I forgot I was even down
and when it’s bad you don’t know what better is
and when you’re okay you still have a sleeping disease
It was the littlest thing but you still need that release
and it’s more than too much vodka
or a gun pressed to your tongue,
it’s not sleeping the night before your birthday because
you waited too long to die young.”