If you follow Dwayne Johnson on Instagram, then you are entertained on a daily basis. You also know he’s producing and starring in an updated movie version of the ’90s TV show Baywatch. If you were a fan (who wasn’t?) and fondly remember the scantily clad lifeguards running on the beach in slow motion, then you’ve probably been wondering who was going to be be cast as Pamela Anderson‘s character, C.J. Parker. Well, The Rock was more than happy to divulge that key info.
Johnson revealed that model and actress (and Leo’s ex, not that we care about that) Kelly Rohrbach will be taking over the C.J. role. And not only that, he confirmed what many had only speculated up to now — that he will be playing Mitch Buchanan, made famous by David Hasselhoff.
He posted a few short videos to his Instagram, the first one he and Rohrbach run in fabulous slo-mo:
Then he wanted us to see how tough Rohrback really is (though, in our opinions, it would’ve been better if she bounced back up like a jungle cat and tackled him):
For our #BAYWATCH and the iconic role of “CJ Parker” I had to make sure @kellyrohrbach was… tough. A video posted by therock (@therock) on
And the warm welcome to the family:
A pleasure welcoming @kellyrohrbach to our #BAYWATCH family for the iconic role of “CJ Parker”. Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ’em. Get ready world, we can’t wait to bring you our generation’s #BAYWATCH! You’ll have fun… 👊🏾🔥💯👙🍆 (last emoji somewhat inappropriate).
“Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ’em.” How can you not love Dwayne?? Congrats to Rohrbach. She’s had bit parts in TV and movies but this is obviously her biggest role to date. And if it does for her what it did for Anderson, watch out world.