'Angels and Demons' actor: Brown's a "terribly bad writer"

He joins the cast of "Angels and Demons", but he's no fan of its author, Dan Brown. Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard, who plays the head of the Pope's Swiss Guard in the film, says he accepted his role in the film only after reading the script by director Ron Howard. Skarsgard cheekily said, "I think Dan Brown is a terribly bad writer, but he has cliffhangers after every chapter which makes you continue reading".

Oh, he also thinks "Angels and Demons" is better than the first film, "The Da Vinci Code". Is it because he's in it? Tom Hanks, by the way, reprises his lead role as Harvard professor Robert Langdon.

Source: Associated Press
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