Actress Naomi Watts is still struggling to come to terms with ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger's death a year ago (22Jan08). The King Kong star, who is now dating actor Liev Schreiber, romanced Ledger for two years after the couple met on the set of Aussie film Ned Kelly in 2002. They split amicably and remained friends.
Speaking for the first time about her ex's accidental drug overdose death, Watts says, "His fragility touched you... It's still incredibly difficult."
And the actress recalls falling for Ledger the first time they worked together. She tells Parade magazine, "I hadnt really been that familiar with his work and then, when I got to the set and did that first scene with him, I was like, Wow! This guy is alive.
"It was just something deep in his eyes. You could look into them, and they would tell a thousand stories in one glance. There was a wonderful mixture of power and fragility at work in everything he did, which just pulls you in. His strength didnt scare you. It intrigued you."