Dark Knight's Christian Bale Opens Up About Heath Ledger

As the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight, is getting ready to be released, a lot of the excitement for the film is overshadowed by the sadness of Heath Ledger's death. Heath, who reportedly gives a stunning performance as the Caped Crusader's nemesis, The Joker, left quite an impact on the movie's other star, Christian Bale.

"I want to talk about Heath," Christian told the new issue of Parade. "When you miss somebody, you want to speak about him."

"He was a unique character, a very infectious character. He was a good man, and I was glad to have spent time with him. He was somebody who I'd been seeing on a daily basis for months. It takes a long time to accept that someone's gone, when all body and mind are telling you that this is somebody you will know for a great deal of time. He was something of a kindred spirit to myself."

The actor says that he feels the need to express his admiration for his late co-star, particularly for those that Heath has left behind.

"Much of it has to do with my respect for his daughter, whom he loved so dearly and whom he would talk about so often. For me, that is of incredible importance."

I'm still so sad about this, and I want to see the movie, but I feel like it might be hard to concentrate on the film and not on Heath. I might have to wait for the DVD. Are you going?

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