Gyllenhaal explained to Another Man Magazine in April 2020 how Ledger refused to perform a skit at the 2006 Academy Awards ceremony, saying, "'Oh, okay ... whatever.' I'm always like: it's all in good fun. And Heath said, 'It's not a joke to me — I don't want to make any jokes about it.'" Ledger stood firm in that this movie "is about love. Like, that's it, man. Like, no."