Exorcist Believes Heath Ledger Was Possessed While Playing The Joker In THE DARK KNIGHT
One of the worlds most renowned experts on exorcisms, The Reverend Bob Larson, thinks that Heath Ledger might have had a little "help" while playing The Joker. Click here to see his wild claim about Ledgers legendary performance as The Clown Prince of Crime.
While chatting with Movieweb about the new horror film The Devil Inside professional Exorcist The Reverend Bob Larson shifted gears and dropped a bomb by saying that he believes the Heath Ledger was possessed by a demon during the filming of The Dark Knight. When elaborating on why he thought that that was the case Larson said that he believes something just overtook Ledger.
"I'd be more worried about a Heath Ledger and a Joker character. We all know where that ended up. As legend has it, even Jack Nicholson warned him not to do that movie, because of the nature of that role. There is always a danger in loosing that line of distinction. But I don't see that happening in this particular film. Because I think they take a realistic, factual approach to it. At the beginning of the film, which I like, there is a lot of interaction and discussion about what exorcism is. How it operates. Through the dialogue, the questions of these young seminarians that are in this exorcism school give very authentic answers. There was very little that I could disagree with there. At least there is the semblance of factuality here, which is very strong...Which is very different from something like Paranormal Activity, which is just about looking for things that go bump in the night."
"I would say...something overtook that man. There is a strong possibility that somehow, he just took on too much of the evil of this character. After all, whether it was psychological or spiritual, he could not draw that distinction anymore. That is not the first time I've had an actor tell that sort of thing to me. When they are called onto portray that role. With this movie here, though, I don't see that happening."
Me personally, I just think Ledger poured him self in to the role and no "Demon" was involved in his iconic portrayal of the Joker. And to be quite honest this just seems like a guy trying to get his name out there on a big successful movie like The Dark Knight. I want to know your thoughts though. Use the usual comment boxes below to sound off on whether there is some merit to this, or if its just a guy looking to stir the pot.
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