Michael Jai White starred alongside the late actor Heath Ledger in the 2008 movie, 'The Dark Knight.'
White starred in the movie as Gambol, but Ledger's brilliantly dark portrayal of the Joker was said the be the reason that the Hollywood actor committed suicide that same year.
During an interview with Collider Live, White spoke about the rumors and decided to put an end to them once and for all.
“Heath Ledger was having a ball. We were giving him a wide berth and not bothering him, but he was the one initiating conversations and we were doing magic tricks and all kinds of silly things. We would hold up the camera with us just trading jokes, and then when we were done, we would get to shooting. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a more relaxed stage.
Speaking on the rumors surrounding Ldger's suicide, he said:
“That drives me up a wall. Because people want to write the story that this dark character consumed him. That’s people’s imagination. No, not at all. This dude had fun. You can see his playful character because of that scene when he comes out of the examination room and he does the hand sanatizer…you know he’s playing. You know he just did that for a goof. He’s having a ball. He’s modulating his voice. He is even asking us ‘what did you think?’ …And the truth of the matter is he passed away when he was doing The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, it wasn’t even this movie. You know how much longer that was?”