Heath Ledger was considered by many in the industry to be a uniquely mysterious, bohemian individual, a very private young man who didn’t conform to the standards followed by many of today’s young actors. Daniel Day-Lewis has a similar reputation, often disappearing into dark and brooding film roles, and keeping his private life private. It comes as no surprise that, during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the actor became emotionally engaged in a conversation about the death of Ledger.
The 50-year-old actor, who was on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to discuss his Oscar nomination for “There Will Be Blood,” said he couldn’t get his mind off Ledger’s sudden death.
Day-Lewis taped his appearance by satellite from Europe on Wednesday, a day after the 28-year-old actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment.
“I feel very unsettled at the moment, and I suppose it’s `cause I only just saw the news about Heath Ledger’s death,” said Day-Lewis, his voice quivering.
“It seems somehow strange to be talking about anything else. Not that there’s anything to say really except to express one’s regret and to say from the bottom of one’s heart to his family and to his friends that I’m sorry for their trouble,” he said. [Comcast Entertainment]