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Heath Ledger’s sister thinks Matilda is just like her dad

"It's Heath in pig tails," she gushes.

By now, we’re sure you’ve watched the trailer for Heath Ledger’s biopic at least 4 times.

Spike TV, who have previously covered the lives of JFK Junior and Steve McQueen, have interlaced home video footage and interviews with those closest to the actor – including his sister, Kate.

“I still feel very connected to Heath. I feel connected to him through his beautiful daughter Matilda,” she says in the documentary.

“When Heath was around, she looked so much like him we used to say ‘It’s Heath in pig tails’. Now everything she does, the way she rides a skateboard, reminds me of Heath.”

Although the similarities Heath shared with his daughter, who was just 2-and-a-half when he died, were incredibly sad, Kate is now thankful for the resemblance.

“I think the first five years after Heath passed, every time I’d see Matilda [I] would be in tears.”

“Now, I am really happy that I am at a stage that I can see Matilda and be happy and feel her daddy’s energy through her.”

Kate certainly isn’t the only one to see the similarities, with Michelle Williams also saying she constantly looks to her daughter when she is missing Heath.

“Every time I really miss him and wonder where he’s gone, I just look at her,” Michelle told US Vogue.

Heath’s father Kim gushed about the daddy-daughter likeness on The Project in 2015.

“She’s got an enormous number of his mannerisms. She’s very inquisitive, she’s got his energy, cause Heath never slept from when he was two and Matilda’s like that,” he said.

“I mean, she’s just got this ball of energy and she radiates this little aura, Heath was kind of like that. So it’s fabulous really.”

Kim was equally as impressed with Michelle, who dated the Perth-born actor for three years between 2004 and 2007.

“Michelle’s been brilliant. She’s kept Heath very much alive in her daughter’s eyes.

“[Matilda’s] always full of questions, always wanting to know this or that about her dad. And I guess that will just get more intense as she gets older and obviously we would welcome that.”

The documentary director Derek Murray told PEOPLE about Heath’s struggles in the lead-up to his accidental overdose on prescription medications in January 2008.

“At some point in time, it unravelled for him,” he said. “I think it was tough for him to keep up with who he was.”

The documentary is set to premiere on Spike TV on May 17 after debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23.

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