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Heartbreaking! Heath Ledger's Sister Admits She 'Screamed And Cried' Through a New Movie About His Life

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May. 11 2017, Updated 4:47 p.m. ET

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The new movie about Heath Ledger, I am Heath Ledger, contains footage of the late star before his sudden death in 2008, and a lot of it was too much to handle for his sister Kate.

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"None of the footage that’s shown in the film actually came from the family," she revealed to The Project. "In fact, I didn’t know it was in there until I saw it myself."

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Kate admitted that the unseen footage was a struggle to sit through. She describes her brother as having been "incredibly private."

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The Australian actor died tragically in New York City, leaving behind his girlfriend Michelle Williams and their daughter Matilda. A toxicology report showed a deadly mix of prescription drugs.

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"I think I screamed and cried through the whole first viewing," Kate confessed. "It’s quite a cathartic experience, I think, especially for our family." Kate's even begun watching some of her brother's films again. "I now have 13-year-old girls who are wanting to see the films. So, through them I’m finding that it’s become a little easier for me to see the joy that it gives them."

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What do you think about Heath's family watching that unseen footage? Let us know in the comments section. 

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