For the producer
of Brokeback Mountain, a real-life romance
between Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams was a gift. The
film stars Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as ranch hands
who fall in love, then hide their affair from their
wives and families for years. Williams, best known for
her years on the teen drama Dawson's Creek, plays
Ledger's wife, Alma.
"It was a big
gift to have two people falling in love in our midst,"
producer James Schamus told Time magazine in a story
about the movie. "You forget how lovely that is." Ledger,
26, and Williams, 25, are engaged and recently had
their first child, Matilda. (AP)
Ledger-Williams romance a "gift" for Brokeback Mountain