The 'Baywatch' revival is bringing Pamela Anderson back! But is it as CJ Parker?
The upcoming movie will feature a homage to Pamela Anderson's character.
The Baywatch movie starring Dwayne Johson, Priyanka Chopra and Zac Efron is all set to pay a homage to Pamela Anderson's iconic character, CJ Parker, from the original TV series.
Pamela told ET Canada in an interview, “They called me to be in the film, and it was kind of an homage and a sweet thing for them to do,” said the PETA activist. “[But] I shouldn’t give too much away!”
Pamela Anderson's role as CJ Parker in the original TV series was her claim to fame. The series lasted from 1992 to 1997, and Anderson's character was one of the most popular on the show. CJ Parker's interests included "crystals, meditation, and dream interpretation".
Dwayne, 44, previously announced that Pamela would be starring in the movie with an Instagram post: "She introduced the world to CJ Parker and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation — for the most successful TV show of all time. A pleasure to welcome Pamela Anderson to our #BAYWATCH cast.
She introduced the world to "CJ Parker" and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation - for the most successful TV show of all time. A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #BAYWATCH cast. We couldn't have made this movie without you. Welcome home. Thrilled you had a blast with us! #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017. #PamAnderson #OS #OriginalSmokestack
David Hasselhoff, who played one of the main protagonists on the show, is also starring in the movie according to this Instagram video that Dwayne Johnson posted.
"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 💯👊🏾 A video posted by therock (@therock) on
The film is set for a May 2017 release.
Priyanka Chopra's Baywatch has been given an 'A' certificate from the CBFC, with one visual and four verbal cuts.
In Baywatch Trailer #2, we see Priyanka Chopra introduced as the antagonist to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Zac 'Shirtless' Efron — "Victoria Leeds, new owner of the Huntleigh Club".
Stars of the original Baywatch TV series, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff, also attended the world premiere of the film.