10 Things I Hate About You is inarguably one of the best teen movies of all time, largely thanks to Heath Ledger's memorable performance as hunky outcast Patrick Verona, a mysterious dreamboat who spent his free time doing this:
And saying things like this:
Gabrielle Union worked with Ledger on the film, and apparently he was just as dashing, sweet, and genuine in real life as he was on screen. The actress described him as "great, warm, [and] funny" during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, and revealed that he was way older than his years. "He was just this mysterious 19-year-old," she said, explaining that he used to invite the cast to drink with him at the hotel bar. "He's 19, but he's got like a dad drink."
Watch the below clip for more of Union's memories of Ledger, including the revelation that he was dating a 38-year-old at the time 10 Things was made. 😳