'Lone Ranger' Star Recalls Johnny Depp's Fall From Horse

Armie Hammer describes cowboy boot camp and horseback riding training for role as "The Lone Ranger."
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Transcript for 'Lone Ranger' Star Recalls Johnny Depp's Fall From Horse
8:41 and now we get to one of the hotly anticipated movies of the summer. In fact, who are those masked men and women in our audience? All of them. Fans of "the lone ranger" himself, armie hammer who is with us to tell us about taking on this iconic role. First let's take a look at one of the many exciting scenes in "the lone ranger." Oh. ♪ going somewhere. Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes. No we're not. No. Yes. Shut up! Yes. And here he is, armie hammer, the lone ranger. Thank you so much for being here. Thanks for having me. I saw it last night with the family and you and johnny depp have such terrific chemistry. Thank you. It's not the most difficult thing in the world when you have the best guy tok with like that. He's such a nice guy. What was it like for you taking on such an iconic role as the lone ranger. Pardon the pun, it's big boots to fill because we know there are a lot of people who grew up with this show. It's a big tender part of their childhood, very nostalgic so wanted to be respectful of them but there's generations who didn't grow up with it and wanted to introduce it to them. You added a modern twist. You're funny together. Don't necessarily love each other. Right. Morales great fun. We are literally chained together in the beginning of the movie and figuratively chained the rest of the movie. Ton of fun to watch. Tell me about the first time you sit down to work it all out with joplinny depp playing tonto who dives into the character. He dove so much into character that the first time we sat down to read it in an office building in albuquerque, new mexico, he showed up dressed fully as tonto. All of a sudden someone taps me, oh, johnny would like to meet you. Where should I go. He'll come to you. I get a tap on my shoulder and i turn around it's like, boom, oh, my -- hi. It is so nice to meet you. You guys respect even filming yet. See, I thought -- this is very -- this is extreme that this guy is going to wear this all the time. Find out we're doing a camera test so that's why he had it on. Understood. You guys had to go to cowboy boot camp. Sounds like a boys' dream. We didn't have to. It was basically two or three weeks going to a working horse ranch out new mexico and have a bunch of cowboys kick the city out of of us. Well trained. Johnny had a scary close call. You were right there. What was it like? Yeah, you know, it was funny. We were riding next to each other in the desert. I was a little ahead of him and I'm riding and see the cameras and everybody behind camera cover their eyes or their mouth and just running towards us. Yeah. That's not how this is supposed to go down and I see johnny's horse running with no johnny on top. He's below. In a big old pile of dust 20 feet back. That had to be scary. The insurance people must have been freaking out. Yeah, I don't think they were happy. Yes. One of the favorite scenes and I know there were scorpions and other tough conditions on set. One of the great scenes involve silver, your horse helping you out getting scorpions off you. We basically get buried up to our necks and put live scorpions on our face and then to get them off, brad, one of the props guys basically put on a horse tongue, something you'd see ott a butcher's shot and smother it in k-y jelly and burred up to my neck and just slap me in the face a bunch of times with it. How do you get through scenes like that. You got to try not to laugh. It is so fun, congratulations. Everybody, "the lone ranger" rides again. Thanks to armie hammer and johnny depp. It opens in theaters nationwide on july 3rd and thank you so much for being with us.

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