Kate Ritchie was the ‘envy of all the girls on set’ when she kissed Heath Ledger on Home And Away

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‘He was absolutely gorgeous’: Kate Ritchie reveals she was the ‘envy of all the girls on set’ when she locked lips with Heath Ledger on Home And Away

On Tuesday’s episode of Anh’s Brush with Fame, Kate Ritchie revealed what it was really like to work with Heath Ledger.

The 42-year-old actress played alongside the late actor when he appeared on the long-running soap opera Home and Away in 1996.

Heath played bad boy Scott Irwin, and he and Kate’s character Sally shared some on-screen kisses – the pair were both about 17 years old at the time.

Co-stars: On Tuesday's episode of Anh's Brush with Fame, Kate Ritchie (pictured) revealed what it was really like working with Heath Ledger

Co-stars: On Tuesday’s episode of Anh’s Brush with Fame, Kate Ritchie (pictured) revealed what it was really like working with Heath Ledger

Kate said of the experience, “I always find it very uncomfortable to talk about him because I hate it when I hear people talk about other people of that caliber.

‘Because it’s like they’re trying to attach themselves to that success, and I’m definitely not trying to.

But my own experience working with him is that he was absolutely gorgeous and just plain fun.

Memories: The 42-year-old actress starred alongside the late actor when he appeared on the long-running soap opera Home and Away in 1996 (pictured).  Heath played bad boy Scott Irwin, and he and Kate's character Sally shared some on-screen kisses - they were both 17 at the time.

Memories: The 42-year-old actress starred alongside the late actor when he appeared on the long-running soap opera Home and Away in 1996 (pictured).  Heath played bad boy Scott Irwin, and he and Kate's character Sally shared some on-screen kisses - they were both 17 at the time.

Memories: The 42-year-old actress starred alongside the late actor when he appeared on the long-running soap opera Home and Away in 1996 (pictured). Heath played bad boy Scott Irwin, and he and Kate’s character Sally shared some on-screen kisses – they were both 17 at the time.

And of course I was the envy of all the girls on the set. Because I was the one who got his lips together repeatedly. ‘

The radio host added with a laugh, “I think we made a few recordings, probably unnecessary.”

Heath was tragically found dead in a New York City apartment on January 22, 2008, after accidentally taking an overdose after months of physical and mental exhaustion.

She told the program, 'My own experience working with him is that he was absolutely gorgeous and just plain fun.  And of course I was the envy of all the girls on the set.  'Cause I was the one who repeatedly locked his lips'

She told the program, 'My own experience working with him is that he was absolutely gorgeous and just plain fun.  And of course I was the envy of all the girls on the set.  'Cause I was the one who repeatedly locked his lips'

She told the program, ‘My own experience working with him is that he was absolutely gorgeous and just plain fun. And of course I was the envy of all the girls on the set. ‘Cause I was the one who repeatedly locked his lips’

The radio host added with a laugh, “I think we made a few recordings, probably unnecessary.” Shown on Home and Away

Reportedly a drug user for years, things came to a head when he juggled too many movies – including his last role The Dark Knight – with very little sleep, and he started relying on various cocktails with recipes to shut his mind off.

I kept thinking. My body was exhausted and my mind was still going on, ”he told de New York Times in a November interview – just two months before he died at the age of 28.

He was eventually found dead from a lethal combination of six drugs in his system: two types of narcotics, two types of anti-anxiety drugs, and two types of sleep drugs.

Tragic: Heath was tragically found dead in a New York City apartment on January 22, 2008, after accidentally overdosing on a lethal combination of six drugs.  He was 28

Tragic: Heath was tragically found dead in a New York City apartment on January 22, 2008, after accidentally overdosing on a lethal combination of six drugs.  He was 28

Tragic: Heath was tragically found dead in a New York City apartment on January 22, 2008, after accidentally overdosing on a lethal combination of six drugs. He was 28

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