Jake Gyllenhaal Has Opened Up About His Grief Over Heath Ledger's Death And It's Heartbreaking
The Everest actor has spoken about his co-star and friend at the Venice Film Festival…
The star explained: "I have a wonderful, as well as a kind of melancholy and deeply sad feeling about returning here."
Heath, who starred in the 2005 blockbuster Brokeback Mountain alongside Jake died in 2008 after an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.
The actor continued: "I miss him very badly, not having Heath around is very sad because I miss his expression and miss the conversations that we had over the years."
He went on to reflect on his own life and how Heath's death has changed his outlook, saying: "Knowing that life is fragile makes you want to appreciate meaningful things and stop wasting time on things that are trivial and superficial."
He continued: “It’s made me see life as being much more precious than I was ever consciously aware of before and that has made a big difference with me. I try to make my relationships with people as serious and real as I possibly can because those are the moments that truly inform your life and your being."
Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie Everest is in cinemas on September 18.
- By Megan Downing