Ledger's Ex Says Grief Like 'Moving River'

By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2008 6:24 PM CST

(Newser) – Michelle Williams, who stars in a new film about the loss of a best friend, says time hasn’t made mourning ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger any easier. “I’m at heart an optimistic person, but in some ways it just gets worse," the Dawson’s Creek alum says through tears. "It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone." She likens her grief to "a moving river" that takes her to "a slightly different place" every day.

Williams began filming Wendy and Lucy after her breakup with Ledger last year, and “disappears so deeply into her new movie, it's like you're watching a documentary," Ramin Setoodeh writes in Newsweek. But Williams may vanish from films altogether, she says. She will “drop a match on the thing" if paparazzi refuse to leave her and her daughter alone. "I have this thing that I'm in love with—acting—and now it has this baggage."