Ledger Ecstatic To Be Playing Joker
Australian actor HEATH LEDGER is so excited he's playing THE JOKER in upcoming BATMAN film THE DARK KNIGHT, he's been preparing the role "like a lunatic for months".
Ledger is determined his portrayal will not be a poor imitation of JACK NICHOLSON's Joker in 1989's BATMAN.
He says, "I've been bouncing around like a lunatic for months.
"I definitely have a different take on him but I've yet to do a proper make-up run."
And the 28-year-old admits he's been practicing the Joker's unique laugh: "I'd be lying if I said I haven't been (rehearsing it)."