Heath Ledger Surprises His Biggest Fan With a Kiss in Hilarious 2006 Flashback Video
By Jackie Willis
It's hard not to fall in love with the late Heath Ledger all over again after watching this moment from the 2006 AFI Awards.
In the video, Ledger is first seen being interviewed on the red carpet before a crazed fan screams in shock upon laying eyes on him. Without hesitation, the actor runs up to her and kisses the fan right on the mouth.
Turns out, the superfan was actually Australian actress Magda Szubanski, who was portraying her Kath & Kim sitcom character, Karen Strzelecki.
The two keep the bit going on well into the awards show. Szubanski, as Strzelecki, starts to break out in hives after her lip-lock with Ledger and attempts another kiss when he comes up to accept an award. He is not so willing this time.
"I miss him as a human being and I miss working with him," Gyllenhaal told NPR of Ledger, who died in Jan. 2008 at age 29. "I think losing Heath and being a part of a family that was something like the movie, the movie we all made together, makes you see that, makes you appreciate that and hopefully moves you away from the things that really don't matter to the things that do."