Michelle Williams, Heath Ledger’s former girlfriend and the mother of his 2-year-old daughter Matilda, has spoken out about Heath’s depth and vulnerability.
She told Interview magazine, “You can pick [up on his sensitivity in] his performances, but it’s easy to overlook because he was so physical and beautiful and strong and masculine. But there was always that underlying sensitivity. That’s who he was.”
She also revealed that Heath had trouble sleeping:
“He buzzed. He would jump out of bed. For as long as I’d known him, he had bouts with insomnia. He had too much energy. His mind was turning, turning, turning – always turning.”
“He had a talent for everything that he put his mind to. He didn’t know limits.”
Heath died in New York City on January 22 from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. He and Michelle met on the set of 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain,” lived together after the birth of Matilda, and separated in September 2007.