Dwayne Johnson is excited about his new Baywatch movie. He promises it will be Rated R, and we've already heard that it will be inline with 21 Jump Street, sharing that TV-to-Movie adaptation's tone. It will also co-star a shirtless Zac Efron. Fans seem as excited as they can be, and it's generally been greeted with enthusiasm. But one original star doesn't like they idea. In fact, this former bathing suit beauty boldly states that it will suck.
Yes, even though she is rumored for a cameo, original cast member of the 1989 Baywatch, Pamela Anderson, doesn't think it's a good idea. She scoffs at Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron's attempts to take over the franchise. According to TMZ, when they asked her about the big screen reboot of her hit series, she had this to say.
"No one appreciates the remakes."
TMZ doesn't go onto give proper quotes, but according to the news source, Pamela Anderson believes the former series, which actually began life on NBC before being canceled and then turned into a hit syndicated show worldwide, should never be made into a movie. The actress calls her time on the long-running show the best time of her life. She also claims that the 90s were a 'simpler, sweeter time'. What is her main problem with the Baywatch movie, though? She just doesn't think it can work on the big screen.
Rumors have persisted that David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will have cameos in the Baywatch movie. Pamela Anderson says she hasn't been asked yet, and did not say whether or not she would accept the offer if it is made. Radar Online claims that David Hasselhoff is in talks to appear in the movie, and it may be for more than just a cameo. A source close to the actor claims that the original lifeguard hasn't signed yet. He is demanding quite a bit of money, and says that the movie won't succeed without him aboard.
Seth Gordon, director of Horrible Bosses, is behind the Baywatch movie, which will be an action comedy. Before he signed on, David Hasselhoff claimed that he would be in the movie, but that he wanted to play himself, and not his character Mitch Buchannon. It isn't known if that idea has changed or evolved. Zac Efron seems to have a lot of faith in the adaptation. He told Reuters that it will be big and badass. And yes, it will be raunchy.
"I think we're going pretty big with it and I don't think it's going to be much like the old Baywatch to be honest. I think we're going to kind of reinvent it in a big way, and [Johnson] has big plans for it. I know he's very ambitious."