'Reported Fiction' Imagines Ledger's Perspective
Esquire magazine recently published a piece detailing the final days of Heath Ledger's life — written entirely from the deceased actor's "point of view."
"The Last Days of Heath Ledger" is a mixture of truth and fiction; writer Lisa Taddeo conducted interviews with people in Ledger's neighborhood who might have seen him in the week before his death — and then made up the rest.
Taddeo, taking on Ledger's voice, writes, "If you force me to make my last weekend a microcosm of my existence, and what my existence means to you, then I'll tell you how it went and who I played. But first things first: It was an accident."
Some readers argue that the article is in poor taste. David Granger, Esquire's editor-in-chief, simply calls it "reported fiction."
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