After bad mouthing the movie, and saying she had no interest in being a part of it, the iconic Pamela Anderson has come home! Yes, the actress-turned-sex goddess has decided that it is in her best interest to join the already huge cast of Baywatch, an R-rated action comedy based on her hugely popular syndicated TV show. Star Dwayne Johnson had this to say about landing such a big fish on his Instagram.
"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!"
For awhile, it didn't look like either David Hasselhoff or Pamela Anderson were going to return for this big screen adaptation of their worldwide phenomenon. David Hasselhoff was the first to give in, joining the movie back in March. But Playboy Playmate Pam held out for as long as she could. And that's because she thought it would suck. Talking with TMZ last year, she scoffed at the idea of a remake. She didn't think it was necessary, calling the original 'the best time' of her life. She went onto say that the 90s were a 'simpler, sweeter time', and this show just doesn't work in this day and age.
"No one appreciates the remakes."
Something must have changed her mind, as we see her in this first look photo looking not a day older than when she last left the role of C.J. Parker. There is no mention of who she'll play, but she won't be reprising her character. That role now belongs to Kelly Rohrbach. Though, it's possible that Pam could be playing Parker's mom. We known the original C.J. is Casey Jean. But we have no confirmation that's what the initials stand for in the Baywatch movie.
The Baywatch movie centers on Dwayne Johnson as a by-the-book lifeguard, who teams up with Zac Efron's character, a young wild card, to save their beach from the environmental destruction caused by a nefarious oil tycoon. Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) is directing from a screenplay most recently written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift (Friday the 13th). Justin Malen (Bad Teacher 2) wrote the original draft of the script, with Dwayne Johnson also producing alongside Beau Flynn and Ivan Reitman. Take a look as the original C.J. Parker makes waves on the Baywatch set.