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Published On: Sun, May 12th, 2013

Johnny Depp talks ‘The Lone Ranger’ horse accident and wearing disguises to go out in public

Johnny Depp joked the horse on The Lone Ranger set “had it in for” him, describing the scary experience where he was nearly trampled.

“I think the horse had it in for me!” he laughed to the UK edition of OK! magazine in a May 12 interview.

“I saw everything very clearly, which was the horse’s incredibly muscular front legs moving at an obviously very dangerous speed, and I was still holding on to the mane like an idiot trying to get back up. So it’s like one must make a decision, do I go down, do I hit the deck on my own, or do I wait for a hoof to split my face in two’ So I chose both, to fall on my own.”

Johnny Depp as TontoDepp recounted the accident during a visit with David Letterman, read that here.

The loss of privacy was a topic of discussion and Depp, now 49, has to go to some extremes to even go out into public.

“I have worn ridiculous things to be able to go out in public now and again,” Depp revealed. “You know, glue on a fake nose, ZZ Top beard, bandana over your head and you just look like a weathered roadie.”

Depp co-stars with Armie Hammer (Mirror, Mirror) and Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Barry Pepper (True Grit), William Fichtner (The Dark Knight), Ruth Wilson (Anna Karenina) and James Badge Dale (Iron Man 3).

The Lone Ranger arrives in theaters on July 3, 2013.

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