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Heath Ledger kisses a fan in unearthed video

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Heath Ledger is often remembered for his stunning performances in serious dramas like The Dark Knight, Monster’s Ball, and Brokeback Mountain, but a recently unearthed video shows a more light-hearted side to the late actor.

The clip, which went viral on Thursday, shows Ledger being interviewed on the red carpet at the 2006 AFI Awards. Australian actress Magda Szubanski, who stars as Sharon Strzelecki on the Aussie sitcom Kath & Kim, spotted Ledger and reacted with a shriek.

For his part, Ledger smacked his gum, regained his composure, and grabbed Szubanski’s face, kissing her hard. She promptly passed out.

Later in the ceremony, Szubanski presented Ledger with the Reader’s Choice Award, explaining that her red face was the result of “Heath rash.” See the video above.

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