I know many people are anxious to hear something from Jake about Heath. Before that happens, if it happens, these past quotes might help.
In the end, Gyllenhaal chocks up his on-screen romantic chemistry with co-star Ledger to the simple bonds of trust and friendship that they formed while making the movie.
"For Heath and I, I think it's a friendship and a trust that as actors we were going to go someplace that we both were afraid of and we knew that we were," says Gyllenhaal. "We just trusted each other. I think in that trust was chemistry and there was a real connection in that. He was a great guy and we were just kind of friends from the beginning. We both admired what it took to play both the characters we were playing and we knew at a certain point we only had each other because we never knew how people were going to respond to the movie, so we kind of just joined up and said 'Fuck 'em, lets go for it.' And we did and I think you probably see that.
Heath and I trusted each other enough to take risks. It was wonderful creating an intimacy with him. He made me feel comfortable; he made me want to be present, and that's the best thing you can ask for from someone you're acting with.
"Heath wears his heart on his shoulder. (With) that kind of sensitivity and strength his child will feel safe."
That second quote is especially wrenching. It also makes me laugh, which I need right now. Felicia probably remembers how it always bugged me that Jake says Heath wears his heart o his shoulder, not on his sleeve. Gylenbabble at its most endearing!
Many of you may have seen this article. It contains remembrances from people across the globe who encountered Heath. It just reinforces how special Heath was.
I also tried to find some shots of Jake and Heath that we don't see all the time. These are from the BBM screening at the Venice Film Festival. I love how Jake and Heath are almost mirroring each other in the last two. And how happy they both look.
I love the sepia tint, and the way Jake and Heath seem in their own little world.
Finally, this is one of my favorite pictures of Heath. I think he looks beautiful, and he has thatuniquely Heath gleam in his eye: