A lot of set photos from Baywatch have been doing the rounds recently, but now Entertainment Tonight has taken us behind the scenes by catching up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron to get some fresh intel on what’s to come in the movie.
Confirming that the two leads hate each other at first (something Johnson has recently alluded to on social media), Efron sheds some light on the character he’s playing, while the wrestler turned actor reveals that he’s very grateful to David Hasslehoff for the support he’s given him since he first landed the role made famous by the actor in the original TV series.
“I got to tell you, The Hoff has been amazing!” Johnson told the site. “From day one, he’s been so supportive. He’s like, ‘If there’s one guy who could play me, it’s The Rock.'”
In all honesty, Johnson will likely surpass what The Hoff did, and despite the initial reaction to this Baywatch reboot, the more we hear about it, the better it sounds! Depending on how well audiences respond to it next year, don’t be surprised to see it become a franchise.
Directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses), Baywatch revolves around a by-the-book leader of an elite team of lifeguards (Johnson) who’s forced to team with a rule-breaking hotshot (Efron) to save the bay from an oil tycoon (Priyanka Chopra). Set for release on May 19th, 2017, the cast also includes Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, and Hannibal Buress.
“I WAS BORN READY!” Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie! #BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, “The Hoff” has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN….🌊🖕🏾Hoff’s a cool dude who’s down to have fun and here’s the best part.. He’s been training his ass off and gotten in the best shape he’s been in in years! (cue slo-mo running and glistening chest hair.. wait, why the f*ck am I even thinking about Hoff’s chest hair!?) World get ready.. #RockAndHoff #ThereAintNoBay #WithoutTheHoff 💯👊🏾