Christian Bale wants people to know Heath Ledger's work as the twisted and morose Joker in The Dark Knight was just that—work!
"I hope in a small way that The Dark Knight can be a celebration of his work," Bale says in the new issue of Parade magazine. "Not like the hideous circus after he died, which I felt was an invasion of a private life. This movie is not a personal home video. This is what he did. I hope people will embrace that in the correct fashion."