“It’s so much fun watching Johnny do what he’s so good at”–Armie Hammer talks about THE LONE RANGER

In a new interview with MTV’s Josh Wigler, Armie Hammer, who plays the title character in Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, explains the relationship between his lawman and the Native American Tonto, played by Johnny Depp: “It’s a lot more balanced than the original show, where the Ranger would tell Tonto what to do, and he would say, ‘Me do,’ and run away. Nobody was thrilled with that, and Johnny especially wasn’t thrilled with that.” The new film “is more like a buddy comedy,” Hammer says. “[T]here’s give and take, and push and pull, between these two guys. They’re a team, so when it comes down to it, they’re willing to do what it takes to get the job done. It’s a great relationship between the two of them. It’s very fun, almost a Midnight Run vibe, where you have two guys with one goal but very different ways of going about it.”

Regarding Johnny’s performance as Tonto, Hammer describes it as “f*****g beautiful,” adding an apology for the profanity. “It’s so much fun watching Johnny do what he’s so good at: larger than life characters who feel so real. There will be lines in the script, and then Johnny says, ‘Wouldn’t it be funnier if I just do this with a look?’ Everybody goes, ‘Well, I don’t know if that’s possible; the audience needs to understand this.’ And he’ll go, ‘No, no, like this.’ And he’ll do the look, and everyone will say, ‘That’s perfect!’ He knows what he does well, and he does it well for sure.”

Disney has released a new UK poster for the film; you can see it HERE. Don’t be confused by the date on the poster; August 9, 2013 is the release date in the United Kingdom, but the North American release date is July 3, 2013.

The Zone thanks FANtasticJD for sharing the Hammer interview and Lou Lou 63 for the poster. You can read more about The Lone Ranger on the Zone’s News & Views forum. The full MTV interview is available HERE.

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