Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Requiem for Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams

At first they were an unlikely couple. Then they were parents. And now they are no more.

Yep, according to the folks over at US Weekly, Brokeback Mountain stars Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams have decided to separate.

They seemed like an odd couple when word first leaked out that they hooked up on the set of Brokeback, but then she was adorably pregnant, and they looked so cute together, they became one of my favorite celebrity couples.

They are also responsible for one of my favorite scenes in recent film memory -- the scene in the kitchen in Brokeback where Williams' character confronts Ledger's Ennis about what he is really doing on those "fishing trips." There is some real acting genius in that scene.

I have to admit, when they started showing up to promote the movie they seemed very much in love, but also a bit clingy to each other. I can't put my finger on what it was, but there was something a bit desperate about the way they would hold hands and not leave each other's side, almost seemed to need each other too much. And when they were photographed around New York, often with their adorable daughter Mathilda, they just didn't look very happy.

Well, apparently they weren't very happy, and now they have split up. Another one bites the dust.

At least we'll always have Brokeback...

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