Gabrielle Union shares lovely memory about meeting Heath Ledger for the first time

The actors starred together in the cult 1990s film 10 Things I Hate About You

Olivia Blair
Saturday 05 November 2016 15:10
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The cast of 10 Things I Hate About You
The cast of 10 Things I Hate About You

Gabrielle Union has shared her fond memories of working with the late Heath Ledger.

The actors worked together on the hit Shakespeare-inspired 1999 film 10 Things I Hate About You alongside a stellar cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Julia Stiles.

Ledger died aged 28 in 2008, a coroner’s report concluded he died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.

His death was mourned by countless fans along with many in the acting world who had worked alongside him. Appearing on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday, Union spoke about the first time she met the Australian actor.

“He was just this mysterious 19-year-old,” she said. “He told me and whoever else was 21 to go meet him at the top of this hotel at a bar and we walk in and he’s just got this wild hair and, again he’s 19, but he’s got like a man drink. And he was just such a man, such a gentleman, and his girlfriend at the time was like 38.

“He was a great, warm, funny… we had a lot of fun, I thought all movies were like that. We literally ate dinner together every night, we always split the bill. The whole cast was just the dream but he was a doll baby,” she said smiling.

Fans of the hit film will fondly recall the iconic scene where Ledger’s character Patrick professes his love for Kat (played by Styles) by organising a marching band to stage a production of the Four Season’s “I Love You Baby”.

Above, is the brilliant clip from start to finish.

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