Nicholson Would Have Talked Joker with Ledger

MTV interviewed original big screen Joker Jack Nicholson, who talked about sleeping pills and meeting up with the late Heath Ledger about playing the villain in The Dark Knight:

MTV: When we spoke last, we talked about Batman, but it was before this tragedy with Heath Ledger.

Nicholson: That was horrible. I had an Ambien experience. I don’t react well to sleeping pills. Someone said, “Try this, there’s no hangover.” And I got an emergency call in the middle of the night and had forgotten I’d taken one. I fell asleep at the wheel about a hundred yards from my house. A couple blocks in either direction and I’d have been in a really bad accident. When the news first came out and I heard [sleeping pills were involved] — I’ve tried to warn people.

MTV: Is there a lesson to be learned from what happened?

Nicholson: One of the things I’d know doctors would like is good feedback in their direction. If you do take a pill, have the presence of mind to check yourself out and see how it’s actually acting so you can give feedback to the medical person.

MTV: How long ago was your incident?

Nicholson: That’s got to be three or four years [ago]. I didn’t know Mr. Ledger, but the town is very sad on his behalf.

MTV: You’d never met him?

Nicholson: No, I’d never met him. I would have tried to have a fun talk with him about the Joker.

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Source: MTV