Making a surprise visit to the inspiration for his character, Johnny Depp joined Comanche Nation at a screening of “The Lone Ranger” at Carmike Cinemas in Lawton, Oklahoma on Friday (June 21).
The 50-year-old actor wore all black with a vest and a necklace featuring his character Tont,o as he joined his adopted tribe for the showing.
Sporting a shorter haircut, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star told the audience, “I”m so proud to be here and so proud to be a part of this. If I can help in any way to pass the message along to the children, to understand that where they come from, they are warriors and nothing less.”.
Explaining his goals in portraying Tonto, Johnny continued, “It was with great respect for the native people. That was first and foremost on the agenda.