News was released back in Feburary, after the sudden and tragic death of Heath Ledger, that Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law would all three be stepping in to fill in for Heath in the movie he was filming at the time, ‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’ .
Now all three actors have donated their earnings from new movie to Heath’s daughter Matilda.
They wanted to give their money to Heath’s two-year-old child with actress Michelle Williams to ensure she has a secure future. The movie’s director Terry Gilliam said:
“The three actors were totally heroic coming in. This doesn’t happen very often – where there’s a tragedy like this, and very famous, very successful actors suddenly say, ‘OK, we’ll do whatever it takes to help.’ They came, they did the work, they allowed the movie to be finished, they didn’t take money – the money goes to Heath’s daughter. That’s extraordinary! I am so glad these guys are so humble. That’s why they make a great addition to the film. It will be bittersweet seeing this movie knowing he was filming it only days before he died. This picture still hurts to see because as we all know he did die a couple of days after this picture was taken. My thoughts will always be with Heath.”
How amazing are these guys?! So sweet.
Johnny, Colin and Jude will all play Heath’s character Tony as he is transported into three separate dimensions, which he accesses via a paranormal mirror belonging to a travelling theatre troupe.
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