The Sisters Of Heath Ledger Deny Rumors Claiming The Role Of The Joker In ‘The Dark Knight’ Killed Their Brother

Ever since Heath Ledger’s death in 2008, people have been spreading this rumor claiming it was his Oscar-winning role as the Joker that pushed him over the edge. The rumors claim the role put too much stress on him, which led to him overdosing on drugs.

There are even some people who claim Ledger basically became the Joker, even in his real life, and it was hard for him to come back to reality after filming ended.

But Ledger’s sisters, Kate and Ashleigh, claim those rumors are not true. They attended a screening of I Am Heath Ledger (the new documentary about the late actor) and talked to Entertainment Weekly about their brother.

They called the speculation “so not true,” and added that their brother was not depressed about his role. They said it was actually the opposite, “[Ledger] had an amazing sense of humor, and I guess maybe only his close family and friends really knew that, but he was having fun.”

His friends and family agree with Kate and Ashleigh. Ledger obviously had some problems, but they were not related to his role as the Joker.

I Am Heath Ledger will premiere on Spike TV May 17. If you miss it then, it’ll be released on DVD/Blu-ray just one week later on May 23.

Celebrate Hump Day With Some Laughs, Watch Tina Fey And Amy Poehler In Hilarious ‘Sisters’ Trailer!

With all the huge movies coming out this year, it’s easy to forget about the little comedy starring two of the funniest humans in the world, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

In Sisters, we see Amy and Tina play two estranged sisters who learn their parents (James Brolin, Dianne Wiest) have sold their beloved childhood home. And how do they handle this shocking information? By throwing one more crazy party inside the home before it’s gone for good.

Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) is the director behind the movie, which was written by the talented Paula Pell (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock). And if you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live, you will be seeing a lot of familiar faces in this movie.

Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Bobby Moynihan will all make special appearances. WWE superstar John Cena also has a role in the film.

Sadly, this movie is scheduled to be released December 18. That’s the same day Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens, which means there is no way Sisters will be taking home the top spot at the box office.

Check out the trailer below…