First let me say that I was contacted and told that I didn’t have the look, they were looking for. I was too fair. I knew I should have dyed my hair dark. I had to resort to plan B – I found the river in the state park. Apparently they are cracking down and security is high. I found a reed that I could breath through and started my journey underwater. Do you have any idea how hard it is to WALK against a current? Never mind the different depth to the bottom even 5 feet away from the banks of the river. I had to make my way back to camp and get my other gear if I was going to be successful. I did just that and returned an hour later.
I did finally reach the set filming site about an hour and a half later. The problem was that filming had lasted only 7 hours and they finished up two hours before I arrived. That’s how the above picture was taken. That was my arrival and the photo was taken by a very nice security guard that even sent me the photo via email as long as I promised to leave. I thought to myself ” Of course I’m leaving, Mr Depp is probably very upset that I was late and he had to move on to the next filming site. After all they are wrapping up this movie” I knew I had let him down. I agreed with the man before me and made my way back to camp. I didn’t know how I was going to make this up to Johnny. Mr Depp, AKA TONTO. I felt just awful. Here he was embracing nature – becoming one with it. Feeling his native roots. I didn’t complete my mission. I could just see his disappointment from miles away.
When the photo of myself was emailed to me, I did ask the gentleman in a return email to send a copy to Mr Depp. It would show Johnny, and prove to him that I tried.
I have several Google alerts and a lead as to where he was filming next. I must be quicker this time. I’m moving my camp site closer to the new filming site. It may however involve buying some repelling gear. More to come.