The late Heath Ledger was wearing a University of Kentucky t-shirt with the No. 22 in this old photo that resurfaced on Twitter today.
We do not know the back story as to why Ledger was wearing the UK t-shirt in a bar, but we do know Alex Poythress and Jared Lorenzen want to believe the actor was a big fan of theirs. (Sorry, Alex: the timeline doesn’t add up.)
Definitely stealing and saying The Joker was a Poythress fan ? https://t.co/pIwwvbbhj9
— Alex Poythress (@AlexTheGreat22) June 6, 2018
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) June 6, 2018
Ledger is best known for playing the Joker in The Dark Knight, objectively the best villain role in any movie ever. He did not have any Kentucky ties that I’m aware of, but I’m sure someone will be quick to tell us in the comments section if he did.
UPDATE: Celebrity stalker Tyler here. Here’s the full version of the picture, which includes actress Shannyn Sossamon, Ledger’s costar in A Knight’s Tale. The picture was probably taken on that set:
Another photo of Ledger in the shirt from a People Magazine shoot: