Depp Shrugs Off Horse Fall for 'Lone Ranger'
By DAVID WEINER
June 21, 2013
Johnny Depp reveals to ET's Rocsi Diaz in Santa Fe that after a long day of shooting he would sometimes wear his detailed Tonto makeup to bed, and also shrugs off a serious fall off his horse during the filming of The Lone Ranger. But what did his kids think of his slightly intimidating Tonto look?
"You could give somebody the stink-eye pretty good in the Tonto makeup and might make you feel weird," he says with a laugh. "I did scare myself once in the mirror, but I'm used to that."
In theaters July 3, the new Lone Ranger is a revisionist take on the classic western hero's tale, this time told from the point of view of Tonto (Depp), the loyal Native American companion to the masked rider (Armie Hammer) with a belt full of silver bullets. Directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the film also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.
As for his rough tumble off the horse, which was caught on camera, Johnny recalls, "After I let loose and fell off the horse -- hit the deck, as it were -- somehow I was very lucky, because it could have been horrific. I just stood up, a couple cuts and a couple of bruises, that was it."