London: Johnny Depp has met with Navajo leaders on the set of the new movie ‘The Lone Ranger’ to make sure that they have no problem with him playing Native American hero Tonto.
Depp, 48, and co-star Armie Hammer held a meet-and-greet with Navajo Nation elders Ben Shelly and Rex Lee Jim to know more about Navajo Nation, Daily Star reported.
"He (Johnny) was respectful and very patient with picture taking.
"It was a great honour and privilege to meet Johnny Depp and filmmaker Jerry Bruckheimer. We are honoured the movie is being filmed here on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has beautiful landscape and we are glad it is being shared through filmmaking," Shelly said.
First Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 09:53