GMA: Armie Hammer & Johnny Depp
The Lone Ranger is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the summer, and Armie Hammer visited Good Morning America (GMA) to talk about the iconic role that he has taken on for the Gore Verbinski film. Armie and Johnny Depp have great chemistry on screen, but Armie said that it is not hard to achieve when you are working with one of the greatest actors out there.
GMA: The Lone Ranger Preview
Armie Hammer acknowledges that there are a lot of people that get nostalgic whenever the character of The Lone Ranger comes up, and they wanted to be sensitive to them. However, there are countless generations of people after them, as well, that have never heard of the character, and they wanted to introduce people to them, which meant doing things a little differently in some areas.
Johnny Depp Tonto Costume
The first time Armie Hammer sat down with Johnny Depp in Albuquerque, New Mexico to talk about their characters, Johnny had gotten so into character that he actually showed up to the sit-down fully dressed in a Tonto costume, his character from the movie. Note: this was before the filming actually started, but there was also a camera test going on that morning, so Johnny Depps’s full Indian garb turned out to have a real purpose.
Cowboy Boot Camp & Johnny Depp Fell Off A Horse
Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp went what they call “Cowboy Boot Camp,” out in New Mexico, where they spent time on a horse range learning the ways of the Cowboy. Johnny got to know the dangerous side of the cowboy life when he fell off a horse during shooting for one scene, something that scared a lot of the people on set.
Armie Hammer Scorpions On Face Scene
One of the more difficult scenes to film was when the Lone Ranger is buried up to his neck in dirt with scorpions on his face. Yes, they actually used real scorpions that had to be taken on and off between each take, and Armie Hammer said the hardest thing about filming those scenes was actually trying not to laugh.