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Johnny Depp had a near-death experience with a horse on the set of his latest film “The Lone Ranger” that could have left him “horrifically mangled,” but he lived to tell the tale. The actor is finally telling his side of the equine story, swinging by the “Late Show With David Letterman” on Thursday to give his fateful account.
In the Disney film, Depp plays Native American warrior Tonto, who rides horses quite a bit in the film. Depp grew up around horses, but said that after a long day of running them at top speed, “everything went very sideways.”
It should be noted that the big-budget film, which reunites Depp with “Pirates of the Caribbean” producer Jerry Bruckheimer, had a troubled past of its own. The production was shut down midway through filming and its release date was pushed back over and over. A crew member was also injured and a stunt diver was killed during production. Despite the injury-fraught back story, Depp was still able to laugh about his own experience. Read the rest of this entry »