Armie Hammer Talks "The Lone Ranger" on "The Tonight Show"

Posted Wednesday October 3, 2012 1:52 AM GMT

He's been busy shooting his role for the blockbuster hopeful film “The Lone Ranger,” but Armie Hammer freed up time to make an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Tuesday (October 2).

The 26-year-old Hollywood hunk looked dapper in a perfectly fitted grey suit as he took a seat next to the late night guru to dish about a range of topics including his experiences portraying the character of John Reid (aka The Lone Ranger).

While dishing about the dangers of working with trained animals during production, Armie explained that the original plan of letting “a horse bite scorpions off of his face” had to be changed.

“I showed up on set and I said ‘ok great we are gonna do the things with the scorpions right’ and Gore [the director] was like ‘I think we have to rework that…,'" the "Social Network" stud recalled, laughingly adding, "We were rehearsing with the dummy and the horse bit the dummy’s nose off."

The Gore Verbinski directed movie follows an American spirit warrior Tonto, who recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice. Also starring Johnny Depp and Tom Wilkinson, “The Lone Ranger” is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2013.

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