Heath Ledger Decides Against Gay Candy This Time

LedgerA line from the new Heath Ledger film Candy inspired laughter from the audience at a recent screening at which Ledger was present according to NYDN’s Rush & Molloy. Ledger’s character suggests to his girlfriend (Abbie Cornish) that he start turning gay tricks in order to support his drug habit, but decides against it: “I wouldn’t know what to do. [Gays] want muscle hunks. I’d be hopeless.”

Ledger apparently thought the dark movie needed “some comic relief” as well, and provided some to a male audience member after the show who asked him if he was wearing underwear. His response? “I’m going commando right now.” Apparently it’s a Brokeback thing.

Comments

  1. Lady Heather says

    I saw this film recently at the Calgary Int’l Film Festival. Acting wise, very good. Addiction wise, okay. My friend who works in addictions as a nurse had some minor beefs with this part. But we both enjoyed it. And yes, that line got a few chuckles.

  2. EM says

    “I wouldn’t know what to do. [Gays] want muscle hunks. I’d be hopeless.”

    He’s not the brightest bulb around…

  3. Lady Heather says

    It was also kind of funny when he asked his gay “friend” and supplier for “technical advice” i.e. “do they expect you to get a stiffy”?