Sure, we may have fantasized about adopting Johnny Depp circa Edward Scissorhands or any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, or pretty much any time ever, but we never actually went through with it.
The same can’t be said for the Comanche Indian tribe, which, as The Hollywood Reporter reveals, formally adopted the actor last week.
Now, before you go on thinking that this is some of the most random news you’ve ever heard, it’s important to note that Johnny will be portraying Tonto — a Comanche Indian — in the upcoming film, The Lone Ranger.
When LaDonna Harris — a fellow Comanche and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity — got wind of the film, she extended an invitation for Depp to join the tribe.
Depp happily accepted the invitation and was adopted by the tribe recently via a traditional Comanche ceremony, which mandated that he give gifts to everyone in attendance.
Harris later told the website Indian Country, “Welcoming Johnny into the family in the traditional way was so fitting. He’s a very thoughtful human being, and throughout his life and career, he has exhibited traits that are aligned with the values and worldview that Indigenous peoples share.”
The Lone Ranger is scheduled for a May 31, 2013 release. Maybe some of Johnny’s new family members will head out to L.A. for the premiere!