Image courtesy of Yvette Myke-Clause
“Natalie Portman came by to say hello to all The Miss Indian World contestants!!”
The 30th Annual Gathering of Nations is underway now in Albuquerque. The opening ceremony had already witnessed a video greeting from an adopted member of the Comanche Tribe, non other than Johnny Depp – who will be seen on screen next portraying the legendary character, Tonto in Disney’s #NMFilm “The Lone Ranger”.
A favorite event at the three day PowWow is the Miss Indian World Pageant, which is where star Natalie Portman stopped by to meet with the lovely contestants from all over North America, representing an unprecedented number of Native American Tribes. Portman is pictured above with the beautiful Brittany Clause from Six Nations, Ontario Haudenosaunee Territory.
This annual New Mexico based event is “the mecca of Indian country”, promoting and preserving Native American pride and culture for over thirty years, the Gathering draws thousands of people to Albuquerque every year. The multi-territorial, authentic PowWow, “is an experience for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see the colorful PowWow dancing and to hear the songs and become enlightened with emotional happiness! Over 3,000 indigenous / Native American / Indian dancers and Singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States come to Gathering of Nations PowWow annually to participate socially and competitively.”
You can see a live stream of this spectacular event here.
Johnny Depp addresses the 30th annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, New Mexico
From Lorrie Latham:
EG Casting is looking for East Indian, U.S. Military, tattooed, hipster types, amputees, etc. for a SCI-FI film shooting in New Mexico this spring/summer. If you are interested, send the following to email@example.com:
4. Phone number/email
5. Current photo of yourself (please refrain from sending photos where you’re wearing sunglasses, hats, costumes, etc)
6. PLEASE TRY TO SEND A LARGER PHOTO. I’M GETTING POSTAGE STAMP-SIZED PIX. Photos need to be at least 500K and preferably at least 1megabyte.
If you are already in the EG Casting Database there is no need to resubmit, those who fit the specifications will be contacted.
Much more info. on the film here.
As debuted earlier this week by NM’s parent company, Disney (we should be so lucky).
Angel Fire, New Mexico – not just for bears anymore…the NM leg of Disney’s The Lone Ranger shoot is rapidly coming to a close. Time to let loose? Or at the very least take a moment to party responsibly with local cast and crew.
HERE is Johnny Depp on stage with TLR director Gore Verbinski at the unofficial wrap party for the film.
New pics from the set of The Lone Ranger as recently tweeted by Mr. Jerry Bruckheimer:
On another side of the coin I do have in my hot little hand, a picture of The Lone Ranger Star, none other than Johnny Depp himself, on the New Mexico studio set for the film.
HOWEVER, I am not at liberty to publish said pic at this time.
Schooled though as I am in the masscommunication and proliferation of gibberish, I can ever so eloquently offer this poetic description of the very, very, exciting, sought after imagery:
Johnny Depp, as you’ve seen him before…
Somehow expressing quirkiness, eccentricity and a subdued humility all in one ever so slight curl of the lip, blankness of eye, and brow almost undetectably half cocked. All this range of emotion and subtle intrigue displayed as only a thespian of his stature could produce.
From behind shades of only slightly detectable blue, beneath a weathered ebony hat, which is crumpled atop his shaggy hairdo, Depp stands, Depp is…
on a studio lot at either dawn or dusk in Albuquerque New Mexico, having just walked between some StarWaggons® on the asphalt all around him (basically he’s walking around wearing these glasses with this hat).
I have other pics at the ready as well. Those too are Johnny Depp, looking like Johnny Depp, on a starry night after a long days work in the Q. COMING SOON!
P.S. Why isn’t New Mexico manufacturing their own version of StarWaggons® already?!?
Pictured with the Surgeon General of Navajo Nation, Dr. Gayle Dine’Chacon in Monument Valley today, this candid shot lends a more live-action look to the storied character as portrayed by the legendary actor.
The Lone Ranger production, based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico is slated to continue through August – with additional locations, such as this in Utah and Colorado, scheduled for a May 31, 2013 release!
I wouldn’t expect that many of the Bruckheimer/Verbinski cast/crew & Co. would have made their way through the main concourse of the Albuquerque International Sunport, en route to their work on the NM Production of The Lone Ranger, but I don’t know much. Perhaps Wiener would know.
Anyhow, what I do know is that good friend to OHI, NM SAG actor and astute observer, Mr. Manny Baca has noticed an uncanny resemblance between Johnny Depp as Tonto and Sunport flagship art piece and greeter to the world, “Dream of Flight” by Lincoln Fox.
Coincidence? You Decide.
In any case…
¡Bienvenido a todos!
As we’ve been telling you since last May, most definitely riding into New Mexico is our very own Lone Ranger.
THIS is Armie Hammer, the guy who’s so hot they spliced him into TWO hot guys for The Social Network.
From Student #2 in Arrested Development to his role as “Prince Charming” (what elese) in the upcoming film Mirror Mirror…also starring NM’s Own Julia Roberts, the L.A. native has been scoring role after role, before landing in the saddle as everyone’s favorite masked man.
The Lone Ranger is in pre-production now right here in New Mexico! If you’ve just arrived on the planet Armie, takes the reins alongside none other than Johnny Depp as Tonto. Film is set to roll before the month is out!
Fact Check: He’s married and he was born in 1986
Latest Headlines: The Lone Ranger detained in TX
The werd hot on the web, straight to us is that THIS pic is NOT of Depp recently in NM, but a Depp of yesteryear…You mean he’s not aging backwards???
“Injun IPat Murphy” tells OHI that this pic has been posted on INDIANZ.com in the past and isn’t even in the Land of Enchantment…
HOWEVER, other friends on the Rez, highly confidentially report that a Tonto’esque Depp HAS been ’round and about the area on the DL.
In any case, we take pride in and firmly believe that…JD and the whole of the LR cast & crew are safe here in NM.
Related: Depp tonight on the Golden Globes – Video
Come on people!!! He’s just a man!
A precious, delicately featured, angel voiced man of a million emotions and hues of GORGEOUS that every man, woman and child WILL eventually dream of…
Annnnnd, I digress (I’m talking to YOU, seventh grade me! SIT DOWN and have the composure of the ol’ gal you have become)…
Eh, hmm. This pic is of The Lone Ranger star, reportedly placing him in Gallup, NM last week…
p.s. I love my husband and reality, and my reality based self is (cliché alert), OVER THE HERNANDEZ MOON that Depp is here because no fewer than THOUSANDS of reporters and subsequent press coverage of our beau-ti-ful and extraordinary state will follow.
p.p.s. Thank you Johnny for inspiring emotions I haven’t felt since I last looked into your BIG, brown eyes behind my bedroom door circa 198something. xo