Daniel Day-Lewis remembers Heath Ledger on Oprah

Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis was practically tearful on Oprah’s show today as he told of his shock and sadness over Heath Ledger’s death.

The Irish actor was supposed to be speaking to Winfrey about his Best Actor nomination for his role in “There Will Be Blood.”

But all he wanted to talk about was Heath.  VIDEO

He said: “I hope you don’t mind if I speak about this, but there is something I feel very unsettled about at the moment.

“I suppose it’s because I only just saw the news about Heath Ledger’s death.

“It seems somehow strange to be talking about anything else, not that there is anything to say really except to express one’s regret and to say from the bottom of one’s heart to his family and to his friends that I’m sorry for their trouble.”

He added: “I didn’t know him, but I had the strong impression that I would like him as a man if I had.

“I had already marveled at some of his work and looked forward so much to seeing what he would do in the future.

“I pray to God that they allow his family particularly and his friends to grieve in the way the need to in the weeks and months to come.

“This is going to be something they are going to be living with for the rest of their lives.”

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