Kate Ledger, sister of the late actor Heath Ledger, has spoken out about Michelle Williams’ role as a parent to Heath’s only child, Matilda.
Michelle has been raising Matilda alone for the last nine years since Heath’s death in 2008 - and Kate told People she’s doing a wonderful job:
“I think that she provides such a wonderful environment for Matilda to grow up in, especially in the sort of industry that she’s in.”
Kate describes Michelle as “really grounded and down to earth,” and is stunned by the similarities between 11-year-old Matilda and her late father.
“When [Matilda] picks up her pencil, it reminds me of Heath; when she walks, it reminds me of Heath; when she gets on her skateboard, it reminds me of Heath.
“I tell her about her daddy every time we see each other. I tell her little stories of him growing up and how he used to chase me with the cricket bat.”
Kate gave the interview ahead of the new documentary about Heath’s life, I Am Heath Ledger, and hopes it will act as a gift to Matilda from her father.
“It’s almost like he had actually filmed the documentary himself and pieced it together for her.”