When Christian Bale wouldn’t watch news after Ledger’s death

May 7th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Christian Bale London, May 7 (IANS) “The Dark Knight” star Christian Bale has confessed he refused to watch news after his co-star from the blockbuster hit Heath Ledger died, fearing gossipy coverage would tarnish his memories of his friend.
Contactmusic.com reports, Bale was left stunned after Ledger, who played the villainous Joker to his Batman in the 2008 superhit, died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008.

He chose to block out all reports about his friend’s tragic passing because he didn’t want to hear uninformed outsiders speculate about Ledger’s death.

“I paid no attention to it. I knew him, I knew the family and why the hell would I sit there listening to idiots who don’t know anything at all? I literally didn’t read anything, didn’t watch anything (after he died),” he said.

“If I happened to be watching anything that came on, I switched over straight away. It’s incredible the way the voyeuristic outlook is accepted as news,” he added.

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