Late screen legend Marlon Brando angered his co-stars by refusing to learn his lines properly.

British actress DILYS LAYE, who appeared with Brando in Charlie Chaplin's 1967 film A COUNTESS FROM HONG KONG, recalls the APOCALYPSE NOW star's lack of dedication to the script held up filming and caused tension.

Laye, 71, says, "I would say my line to Brando, then his assistant would whisper the line he was meant to say and Brando would repeat it because he couldn't, or wouldn't, learn his lines.

"It was a very peculiar kind of acting."

18/03/2005 14:10