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Armie Hammer: Being cowboy a dream

Armie Hammer has said playing a cowboy was a childhood dream - although not necessarily as the Lone Ranger.

The actor plays lead character John Reid alongside Johnny Depp's Tonto in Disney film The Lone Ranger but said the character didn't always appeal to him.

He said: "As a little boy my relationship with the Lone Ranger was loose... my dad tried to show me the show a couple of times on TV and it just looked like a guy riding around in a baby blue jumpsuit. I didn't quite understand it."

However, Armie did say he was living out a childhood dream by appearing in a Western.

He said: "At the same time, I did grow up a little kid who was like, 'Cowboys and Indians, oh, what a great life!'

"So this was kind of like getting to live out my childhood dreams."

While Armie might not have been a huge fan of the Lone Ranger growing up, he said the mask did have a special power for many people on set.

He said: "It wasn't the most comfortable thing in the world but that aside, it wasn't so much me as seeing how people would react to it, seeing the Lone Ranger mask, especially some of the older guys on set.

"If you're in the mask, it took a long time for people not to go, 'Lone Ranger!'. Everyone kind of got a kick out of it."

The Lone Ranger is in cinemas now.

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