Director Terry Gilliam was one of the last people to work with Heath Ledger. He directed him in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus before his death.
In a shocking new interview with Vanity Fair, Gilliam slams Heath’s ex Michelle Williams, saying they had nothing in common.
Gilliam tells the magazine Michelle wanted to be famous, while Heath was focused more on being an artist. Gilliam says in the article, "The whole machinery started growing up around them. That was the moment when it changed, when he realized, 'Uh oh. We perceive the world differently.'"
Cinematographer for Doctor Parnassus Nicola Pecorini also chimes in, saying, "He was trying to be decent and graceful, give her whatever she wanted -- the house, every f***ing thing. But once it started going south, it went very quickly. He was overwhelmed by lawyers... The stakes kept going up. He wouldn't listen to any of us.”
These are some pretty shocking claims to put out there. We’ve ever perceived Michelle to be a person who seeks out attention. If anything, she keeps to herself, and spends all of her extra time with her daughter Matilda.
We think this is pretty rude of the director and cinematographer to assume they knew everything about Heath and Michelle’s relationship. Yes, they may have had problems, but it’s no one’s business but their own.
The Vanity Fair article, which hits newsstands July 7th, reportedly goes into detail regarding Heath’s last days, including his battles with insomnia and sobriety.