The upcoming Baywatch reboot has added one the biggest stars from the original series.
Pamela Anderson, who played C.J. Parker, was originally unsure about taking part in the Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron-starring reboot of the classic series. “I have turned down what they offered me,” Anderson told ET Canada earlier this year. “But we’ll see what happens…I haven’t even read the script. I have no idea what it’s about.”
Well, they’ve managed to get her on board. Johnson took to Instagram with a pic of himself alongside Anderson, posting, “A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #BAYWATCH cast. We couldn’t have made this movie without you.”
There’s no word as to whether Anderson’s role will be a quick guest appearance or more of a substantial part. The character of C.J. Parker will be played by Kelly Rohrbach this time around.
Anderson won’t be the only Baywatch series lead to appear in the feature reboot. David Hasselhoff is also on board, as shown off in the second set pic below.
Baywatch, also starring John Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Priyanka Chopra, will hit the U.S. on May 19, 2017.
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
In the 80’s he drove the coolest car on the planet. In the 90’s he dominated slo-mo running on the beach with the most successful TV show of all time. And today he’s simply Still the f’n man. Phenomenal day on set with my brotha – the OG himself @DavidHasselhoff – the man who started it all. Great dude with a great sense of humor. AND he trained his ass off for our movie.?? #RockAndHoff #OnSet #RetroCool #AndSomeTattooedBaldMan #BAYWATCH MAY 2017.
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