“I don’t want to speak ill of the dead, but just if you wanted to see the decline of an interview subject, as years went on, he came on for movies like 10 Things I Hate About You. I found once we got past A Knight’s Tale, he was just over it. Over interviews.”
Jonesy admits he understood Ledger’s frustrations. “All we look for is chemistry,” he says. “One of my dreads is when a producer says we’ve got ‘Blah Blah’ in to chat, and you just go, ‘Agh’ – you can’t be bothered talking to them.
“But you have to make an effort and they have to make an effort. So, with Heath’s last interview with us for Brokeback Mountain I just thought ‘Man, come on, just give us something!'"
“It was around the time that he peeled the mandarin in that TV interview – which is just so disrespectful. I mean, he had a lot of issues, and I’m not here to grind an axe with it. But it just showed over time that decline. “My dad was dying from cancer and I came to work every day and I just did the job. In fact, for me, it was a good distraction.”
Listen to this week’s episode of WHO ARE YOU for more on Brendan “Jonesy” Jones.