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Johnny Depp: Close call on 'Lone Ranger' was near-death experience

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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By Chris E. Hayner

                         

Johnny Depp appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman," Thursday night. At a certain point during the interview, Depp talked about a close call he had on the set of his new movie, "The Lone Ranger," in which he was nearly trampled by a horse.

While riding his horse in the film, Depp says the animal decided to jump over a couple of bumps in the trail. He was riding on a special saddle, which makes it appear as if he's riding bareback, but isn't safe on a jumping horse. During one of the jumps, the saddle slid to the left, leaving Depp hanging off the side of the horse, with no way to pull himself back up.

He says he had to make a decision, "Will I go with the beast until someone wrangles it, or will I drop?" Depp chose the latter, falling on his back under the horse. The horse lifted its front legs, stepping over Depp, but did clipped him a bit with its back legs. 

"I figured that fear would kick in, but it didn't," Depp says. Letterman asked the question on everyone's mind, "Where are the stunt people for heaven's sakes? You're Tonto!" "That's the exact same question I had," Depp said, as he and Letterman shared a laugh.

"The Lone Ranger," also starring Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger himself, is in theaters July 3.

by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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little.wise.owl
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM
That movie is gonna be amazing!!!
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gmadiane
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:13 PM

oh my

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 23, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Yikes, glad he was okay!
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MrsNewman
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:42 PM

wow, im glad he's okay! 

PinkParadox
by Beautifully Broken on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM
Wow...glad he's ok!!
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