Ledger and Hudson at a premiere for The Four Feathers
Six years ago, Kate Hudson
and Heath Ledger
starred together in the period action adventure Four Feathers
Now promoting her new movie with Matthew McConaughey
, Fool's Gold
, Hudson, 28, stopped to reflect on her former costar.
"Everybody's still processing it," she said at a press event Friday. "It's very sad, and he is loved. We're just thinking about his family right now."
On Thursday, Hudson and Ledger's Four Feathers
director, Shekhar Kapur, said in a Web posting
about Ledger, "He was one the most gentle, the most honest, most caring and most compassionate persons I had met. And one of the most honest actors I worked with."