JUNKEE – “Michael Jai White Reflects On The Legacy Of ‘The Dark Knight’ And Heath Ledger’s Joker”
“On camera his character in The Dark Knight might have been insane, smeared in face paint and dripping with malice, but off camera Michael Jai White says the cast and crew saw a different side of Ledger.
“There were moments when we would cut and the cameras would turn off and he was just clowning around. In actuality, I was kind of an amateur magician at the time and so was he. We would be doing card tricks between takes or trying to show each other sleight of hand techniques.”
From “magic tricks” to skateboarding around on set, Ledger was a unique presence on The Dark Knight and one that couldn’t have been further from the movie’s grim narrative.”