Ledger and The Joker

Reports are popping up that Heath Ledger was "urged to seek psychiatric help during the filming of Batman The Dark Knight." Ledger pretty much became The Joker in the film- he was warned not to let the movie take over his life and was even pressed to seek counseling.

Heath reportedly became so involved with the character he was playing, it affected his mood, sleeping patterns and relationships with other cast members. A source claims, "Heath refused to talk to anyone out of character. If you tried to communicate with him normally instead of The Joker, he would just ignore you."

"He would often come to the set to hang out even on his days off, freaking everyone out. Towards the end of filming, he was warned by people that he had gone too far, but it was almost like he couldn't connect with those who cared for him anymore." Surely his passing was coincidental and didn't have anything to do with his character? Either way, the film is going to be goosebump incredible...

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