Chances are you've inadvertently caught a few minutes of the 1999 William Shakespeare classic 10 Things I Hate About You on multiple occasions this week, as the movie seemingly plays on cable in a perpetual loop. One such network that may or may not do this is Bravo, home to Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live. 10 Things star Gabrielle Union appeared on Cohen's show Thursday, discussing her memories of the shoot and her time with the late Heath Ledger.
"The first time I met him, he had done a movie in Australia and no one had ever really heard of him," Union said, recalling the first time she met Ledger and the rest of the 10 Things crew. "He told me and everyone else who was 21 to meet him at the top of a hotel at this bar. We walk in, and he's just got this wild hair. Again, he's 19 but he's got, like, this dad drink."
Union has nothing but good memories of her time with Ledger, declaring him "such a man" with a keen sense of fun. "Such a gentleman," Union said. "His girlfriend at the time was like 38, you know what I mean? He was great, warm, funny. We had a lot of fun. I thought all movies were like that. We literally ate dinner together every night and we always split the bill."
The 1999 film, directed by Gil Junger and based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, was met with modest critical and financial success upon its release but has grown into a bit of a cult classic in the ensuing decades. Ledger and Union star alongside Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larry Millar, and Larisa Oleynik. Also worth mentioning? The dope soundtrack: