Heath Ledger Refused To Joke About “Brokeback Mountain” Gay Romance
Written by B87FM on April 8, 2020
Brokeback Mountain is a movie that, even 15 years after it was launched, is a polarizing piece of artwork. The Ang Lee-directed movie was an adaptation of a 1997 quick story, and the premise of two cowboys who perform a clandestine romance. The title characters had been portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, and whereas the film is one thing that’s nonetheless joked about at present, Gyllenhaal just lately revealed that Ledger did not see his murals as one thing to snort about.
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“There are belongings you’re chosen for—a high quality, an essence—and [Ang Lee] did that,” Gyllenhall shared with One other Man journal. “And it is nonetheless a thriller to me. And one thing that Heath and I shared: that it was a thriller to us on the time.” The award-winning actor additionally revealed that his late costar turned down a chance to current on the 2007 Academy Awards as a result of they wished him to make a joke about their Brokeback Mountain characters’ homosexual relationship.
“I imply, I keep in mind they wished to do a gap for the Academy Awards that yr that was kind of joking about it,” Gyllenhaal defined. “And Heath refused. I used to be kind of on the time, ‘Oh, okay… no matter.’ I am at all times like: it is all in good enjoyable. And Heath mentioned, ‘It isn’t a joke to me—I do not need to make any jokes about it.'”
“That is the factor I liked about Heath. He would by no means joke. Somebody wished to make a joke concerning the story or no matter, he was like, ‘No. That is about love. Like, that is it, man. Like, no,'” Gyllenhaal added.