Not only has Jo Nesbø written The Snowman, but now the popular Norwegian crime author has a role in the film.
Nesbø spoke to Norwegian news site VG.no and told them he would appear in the film:
“I act opposite Michael Fassbender in a part where I have been handed a pitbull-looking dog, which I just stood and held” Nesbø told the site.
Michael Fassbender plays the lead role as policeman Harry Hole, and is one of the top names in Hollywood at the moment. Last year he was nominated for an Oscar for his role as the Apple founder Steve Jobs.
“Now there are perhaps some who say that it is an exaggeration that I play against Michael Fassbender, in that I am probably completely on the edge of the frame, behind a door. But I stand there with this dog, and am on screen for approximately three seconds – unless the shot is cut away completely” he added.
Originally Nesbø was not going to appear in the film at all. He happened to be in Oslo while they were there for a few days, and upon visiting the set he got to have a cameo after all.
When it comes to the script, while Nesbø discussed it with the director Tomas Alfredson, he has not had very much influence on the end result.
“This has been a conscious decision on my part. Tomas is a storyteller and he must create he own story.” says Nesbø.