Johnny Depp is impressing more than the ladies these days. The Comanche nation has formally adopted him into their tribe because of his current role in The Lone Ranger.
Johnny Depp is hanging out in New Mexico while filming The Lone Ranger. His fictional role as Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s trusty sidekick, is a member of the Comanche tribe.
The real Comanche people are more than thrilled with Johnny Depp’s representation of their group, so they chose to take him in as one of their own.
“Johnny is reprising the historic role of Tonto, and it seemed like a natural fit to officially welcome him into our Comanche family,” LaDonna Harris, the president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, said to the Indian Country website. “I reached out, and Johnny was very receptive to the idea. He seemed proud to receive the invitation, and we were honored that he so enthusiastically agreed.”
In fact, Johnny Depp has Native American blood with Cherokee ties from his great-grandmother. The Comanche tribe honored him last week in a ceremony in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
You can check out Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger in May 2013.
I’d add that to my résumé!
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