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Ledger: The Joker Has Zero Empathy
Author: Jett
Monday, November 12, 2007

9:58 AM TEXAS TIME: Heath Ledger visited with MTV and talked again about his turn as The Joker in next year's THE DARK KNIGHT. Here's some highlights:

* "ďItís the most fun Iíve had with a character and probably will ever have."

* "It was an exhausting process. At the end of the day I couldnít move. I couldnít talk. I was absolutely wrecked."

* "He [The Joker] has zero empathy."

* Influences? "A Clockwork Orange was a very early starting point for Christian [Bale] and I. But we kind of flew far away from that pretty quickly and into another world altogether.

* Sid Vicious? "Yeah, I guess so. Thereís a bit of everything in him. Thereís nothing that consistent...There are a few more surprises to him!"

The report also states that one of his goals is to scare the crap out of audiences next summer!


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