Ledger Bulks Up For Role

Hollywood heart-throb HEATH LEDGER is finding his latest role as a gay cowboy to be his most challenging - because he's been ordered to work out for the part.

The Australian star has appeared in a number of physically demanding roles - but has been told to work on his physique for the first time in his career for the upcoming BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.

The 24-year-old says, "Oddly enough, it's the one job that I've been asked to build on and kind of work out.

"You'd think you would kind of build up and work out to play a superhero or something, but it ends up being for a gay cowboy story."

A KNIGHTS TALE Ledger was encouraged to take the role opposite JAKE GYLLENHALL in the ANG LEE movie by girlfriend NAOMI WATTS.

22/03/2004 21:24

Contactmusic

Tags: Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain - Ang Lee - Naomi Watts


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

It appears Benedict Cumberbatch has thrown his hat in the ring for...

Benedict Cumberbatch Stuns as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' Trailer

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer

Following Katniss Everdeen's escape from the catastrophic 75th Hunger Games...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Trailer

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

A tree planted in tribute to former Beatles guitarist George Harrison has...

Guess Which Insects Have Killed the George Harrison Memorial Tree?

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

After Fargo’s very definitive season finale (don’t worry, this article...

'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley Teases Season 2 Plot At TCA Press Tour

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic)

New Jersey band Young Rising Sons perform a stripped down acoustic cover of their single 'High'...

Young Rising Sons - High (Acoustic) Video
Advertisement

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

There's a new boyband on the UK pop scene who have somehow managed to storm single charts...

Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart Single Review

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Krusty the Clown may have chucked his last chuckle and played his last Itchy and Scratchy...

RIP Krusty the Clown? His 10 Best Moments

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV

After being on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, some people like to retire...

Bachelorette No Longer: Ashley And JP Rosenbaum Find Out Sex Of Baby On Live TV


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Heath Ledger Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Heath Ledger

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All