Although she has insisted they were just "close friends", Christensen was on her way to Ledger's apartment when she learned of his tragic overdose in 2008. "I had just left him a message and heard his voice on the machine." Ledger and Christensen painted New York red together during an extended date night. The evening began at the restaurant Wakiya, progressed to an after-party for the film Eastern Promises, and ended at the Spotted Pig. Witnesses at the events described Ledger as a gentleman, who held Christensen's bag during interviews. We may never know how things might have turned out between Ledger and Christensen, who planned to meet up on the day Ledger died. Christensen tried to describe the illusive quality Ledger possessed, explaining "[he had] this thing about him ... this special, enigmatic thing that I have never met in anyone before."