Johnny Depp Wants Tonto to Boss Lone Ranger Around
Another "Part Indian" White (he does look it) who wants to trash the White country that gives him so much success. I don't plan on watching anymore Johnny Depp movies anytime soon. Personally I think he's overrated.
Actor Johnny Depp, who is developing the movie version of “The Lone Ranger” with his “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski, wants someone other than the guy wearing a white hat calling the shots.
“When the idea came up (for the movie), I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to–'eliminate' isn't possible–but reinvent the relationship," Depp said. "To attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in ‘The Lone Ranger,’ but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head."
Tonto’s less than respectful treatment from the Masked Man particularly irked Depp because of his own ancestry.
“I guess I have some Native American somewhere down the line,” he said. “My great grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek.”
Depp even believes that his Native American blood helped to shape his own mercurial personality. “(When you) go back and read the great books, Dee Brown’s 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee' or (John Ehle's) 'Trail of Tears,' you have to think, somewhere along the line, I’m the product of some horrific rape," he said. "You just have that little sliver in your chemical makeup.”
Johnny Depp wants Tonto to boss around the Lone Ranger Entertainment
Depp's very not Indian girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis, whom he has two kids with.