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The 'Baywatch' Movie
The Rock: "We are the reason you feel safe in the water... We are the reason you feel safe on the sand. We are also literally running iconically in slo-motion because apparently that makes everyone's kibbles and bits look sexy. WE ARE #BAYWATCH. #AvengersOfTheBeach #MinusTheCoolSuperpowers #AFamilyFullOfDysfunction #AndBadAssToTheBone MAY 19, 2017. ps - the dude all the way on the end is @thejonbass. He is my brother, a legend and deeply knows karate."
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February 21, 2016
The Rock: "Like a proud papa silverback, just look at this talented cool/hot #Baywatch cast.. @ilfenator, @alexannadaddario, @zacefron, @priyankachopra, @kellyrohrbach, @thejonbass and some tatted up, bald brown man with a large head. This squad has been working extremely hard for months for these roles - the time has come - we start shooting TOMORROW. Let's roll and bring the world some beach fun. #BAYWATCH #LifeguardsOnDuty"
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February 22, 2016
The Rock: "EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #BAYWATCH Day 1. My character 'Mitch Buchannon' just gave @zacefron's character 'Matt Brody' the all important beach speech about what it means to have manly 'Alpha balls'. Zac's ad-libbed responses were brilliant! Talented and great dude. World get ready to have some fun, 'cause the beach will never be the same again. #OnSet #BAYWATCH #Day1 #AlphaBalls #NowWhoNeedsMouthToMouth?"
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February 23, 2016
The Rock: "EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Our 5'11 talented, bad ass smokestack @ilfenator dominating the role of "Stephanie Holden" and some big bald, inked up brown dude giving the gangsta point. #OnSet #Baywatch #BaeWatch"
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February 24, 2016
The Rock: "Great day on the beach for 'Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon'. Beat up bad guys, saved a puppy from drowning and gave a woman mouth to mouth, who I think totally pretended to drown so I'd save her. #OnSet #BAYWATCH #TheBuchannonWay #RowdyAndRatedR We're havin' a blast.."
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February 26, 2016
The Rock: "To the Boca and Deerfield Beach residents, Police & Fire Departments, city officials and all involved in our #BAYWATCH production - THANK YOU for all our support. Between the crazy ocean stunts and our cast running around in our Avenger's lifeguard uniforms, we appreciate all you guys being so cool and excited! ESPECIALLY THE FANS. Let's continue to have a kick ass shoot. Get ready world... 'cause our awesome and dysfunctional beach is your awesome and dysfunctional beach... #BAYWATCH #EmeraldBay SUMMER 2017."
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February 29, 2016
Zac Efron: "Meet Brody. Cruising into The Bay with nothing to his name but a duffle bag and a bike #Baywatch"
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March 3, 2016
The Rock: "Every great story starts with a great villain... My sistah @priyankachopra is one of the biggest and most beloved stars in the world. When I asked her how she felt about playing opposite me as our main #BAYWATCH villain she simply said with a sly and seductively evil smile, "Oh you're going down..." Cool is the rule, but sometimes bad is bad. Thank you PC for the strong work week and see you on the rebound in GA. #GoodLordIGotMyHandsFull #ChopraDontPlay #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017."
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March 4, 2016
The Rock: "The two most iconic #BAYWATCH characters of all time. 'Mitch Buchannon' and 'CJ Parker'. Embodied by the dope and talented @kellyrohrbach and some big, brown inked up bald dude who keeps showing up in these epic shots. #OnSet # #MitchAndCJ #EverythingSheDoesIsAlwaysInSloMo #WatchYourEyesBoys #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017"
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March 4, 2016
The Rock: "The iconic 'Mitch Buchannon' sand sculpture. (and some photobombing tatted up bald dude who's always screwing up perfectly good pics). #OnSet #LifesABeach #TilTheSandmanEnters #BAYWATCH"
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March 5, 2016
Alexandra Daddario: "Go back to New York, idiot"
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March 6, 2016
The Rock: "Production for the day has ended, all the extras are going home and the sun's going down. Me and @zacefron refuse to quit in a tire shrugging contest that lasted for hours. Why? Because we're #BAYWATCH, we're bad ass and we're a slightly dysfunctional family. On a side discipline note juuuuuust wait til you see the insane shape my boy Efron got in for our movie. Proud of the hard work he put in. That's the way you make a character "Iconic". I still kicked his candy ass though in this contest. #OnSet #TwoMeatheadsActingLike12YearOlds #EpicFunThough #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017"
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March 6, 2016
Alexandra Daddario: "#baewatch @ilfenator"
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March 7, 2016
Alexandra Daddario: "#baewatch @kellyrohrbach"
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March 8, 2016
The Rock: "Appreciate this champ "Nick" watching over our #BAYWATCH set. Don't let his smile fool ya;). #MiamiBeachPolice #K9Unit #BelgianMalinoisGangsta #TheyCallMeTheAnimalWhisperer"
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March 9, 2016
The Rock (with Alexandra Daddario): "She takes #BAYWATCH to another level.. World fell in love with @alexannadaddario in #SanAndreas and I was so impressed by her chops and presence every day, that I had to have her "rep the squad" in our film. Just wait til you see her - and all our girls - kick ass and protect the bay. #GameOver #BaywatchBabes #CoverYourEyesBoys #BAYWATCH MAY 2017."
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March 10, 2016
The Rock: "Our RATED R, raunchy, edgy action comedy #BAYWATCH is the coolest set on the planet to visit.. so its our honor to host 96yr old Jeanne Shinefield an her lovely squad. Jeanne is the grandmother of our lead producer Beau Flynn @flynnpictureco and after all these years she FINALLY got the chance to visit her grandson on set for the first time and watch him work. It was so cool to see how proud she was of her grandson, Beau. I know it may sound corny, but it made me wish I could bring my grandma to set for the first time too. Somewhere though I'm sure she's looking down and proud. And laughing at my dumb jokes. #OnSet #JeanneAndHerBiddieGangstas #AnHonor #BAYWATCH"
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March 11, 2016
The Rock: "Pedro Perez Sulbaran is fighting bravely for his life and wished to meet me. Without getting into too much detail, he was only allowed to bring one parent to the US to receive his extensive bone marrow treatment. When I met Pedro and his father - they spoke no english, but his dad had joyful tears welling up and this kid's smile lit up our entire room. Sometimes there are moments in life where no words are needed. This was one of those moments. Stay strong Pedro, much love to you and your family and thank you for visiting me on set. Oh and btw, the pretty actresses I introduced you to said you're very handsome! Your bud ~ DJ #OnSet #BAYWATCH #PedroTheRealChampion"
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March 12, 2016
The Rock: "I surprised the children at Savannah's Pediatric Specialty Ward aaaaand look at the concentration on lil' Aiden's face!. We shot #BAYWATCH scenes at Memorial Health Hospital and thought I'd pop up to the ward. Awesome experience and THANK YOU to all the hard working and caring staff who helped make this visit possible. To all the kids I met - you guys keep smiling and staying strong. All the mamas and daddy's I met, y'all stay strong too. Gotta tell ya little stuff like this will always be the best part of fame. And good Lord I wish I had Aiden's concentration when I was in my high school math classes. I wouldn't have failed Algebra twice."
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March 15, 2016
Zac Efron: "Special delivery for The Rock #Baywatch"
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March 15, 2016
The Rock: "Kaboom! Welcome the Queen of Latin Pop herself @belindapop to #BAYWATCH! Had a great day of rehearsals with her and tomorrow we'll be ready to rock and roll. She's already a massive music star who could easily 'settle' with her success, but she's hungry and focused to expand, grow and succeed globally. I dig it! Aaaaaaaand this chick is very funny and is playing the perfect role in our movie. #OnSet #QueenOfLatinPop #BigDaddyGonnaSpeakSpanishInThisScene #BAYWATCH MAY 2017"
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March 23, 2016
The Rock: "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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March 23, 2016
Zac Efron (with David Hasselhoff): "Getting schooled. Wisdom from the original #Baywatch badass himself @davidhasselhoff What an honor to meet #TheHOFF"
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March 24, 2016
Zac Efron: "Our faces say it all @baywatchmovie is NO JOKE! Beastmode @therock #Baywatch"
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March 24, 2016
The Rock: "Met one of the COOLEST FANS EVER today - Kyler. I said 'Let me see your muscles buddy' and BAM he flexed! Clearly he's been doing those all important 'curls for the girls'. Great to meet you buddy and really cool to meet the rest of y'all too. Appreciate all you guys standing in the hot sun just to say hello. #GreatestFansInTheWorld #OnSet #BAYWATCH #CoolKyler #AndSomeBigBrownBaldTattooedMan"
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March 30, 2016
The Rock: "Are we bad ass? Yes. Do we save lives? All day. Are we a dysfunctional family? Epically. Do we have fun? F**K YES. We work hard, we play hard. @thejonbass @alexannadaddario @kellyrohrbach @ilfenator @zacefron #BAYWATCH Get ready world... MAY 19, 2017. (and yes, I'm the king of the #FargoStrut.. squared circle historians know what that means.. #OurBelovedMemphisTerritory woo!)"
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April 1, 2016
Alexandra Daddario (with Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera): "Love working with these incredible ladies. We can save you, we can drink with you and we've been told we're not too hard on the eyes. Welcome to our beach! May 19, 2017 @ilfenator @kellyrohrbach #BaywatchBabes #BAYWATCH @therock @zacefron"
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April 1, 2016
Alexandra Daddario: "Today's office"
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April 14, 2016
The Rock: "'We protect the Bay'. Seconds before a bad ass ocean rescue w/ my bad ass squad @ilfenator and @kellyrohrbach. #WeAintAllBikinisAndBoobs #HardCoreOceanSaves #ButWeDoHaveLotsOfBikinisAndBoobs #AndZacEfronWithNoShirt #AndMeWithNoShirt #IntenseAction #AndUnapologeticRatedRRaunch #Yay #OnSet #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017."
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April 16, 2016
The Rock: "When making a movie based off of the biggest TV show in the world, you wind up saving lives from all over the globe
"Reppin' Mexico: Belinda @belindapop. Reppin' Brazil: Izabel Goulart @iza_goulart. Reppin' the good ol' USA Charlotte McKinney @charlottemckinney.
"Now in real life these ladies never need saving. They're bad ass, keep their game strong and super cool to work with. Buuuuuuuut in our movie, their 'characters' need saving and... well... there's only one man for the job... not Batman, definitely not Superman, not those Avengers... But the one and only big, brown, bald, tattooed guy who drives a jet ski on the ocean and a pick up truck on the land. Tough job my friends, but hell, somebody's gotta do it. #OnSet #GlobalSaves #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017 (ok, maybe my boy Chris Pratt @prattprattpratt has the ability to save these lives, but that's it. No one else. F*** those other guys"
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April 18, 2016
The Rock: "Boys of #BAYWATCH are some bad ass dudes. We have a lot of cool things in our movie.
"Rated R comedy, hard core action, beautiful ass kicking women, the unforgiving and majestic ocean, Zac's 17 pack abs, and most important our #1 secret weapon... @thejonbass. Underneath this layer of oiled up sex god is an extremely talented dude, 100% comfortable in his own skin and truthfully, Jon Bass just may wind up being my absolute favorite part of our movie.
"We are the boys of #BAYWATCH. And we are some bad muthaf***as. #Zacs17PackAbs #JonsBadAssery #AndMyAbilityToBounceCantaloupesOffMyPecs #BAYWATCH MAY 19th, 2017."
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April 20, 2016
The Rock: "We're over a year away from our movie's release with still 4 weeks left of shooting, but the Paramount Studios global marketing strategy has already begun. Just went thru this coffee table book sized concept art for billboards, posters, digital etc. I like the overall concepts and think you guys will too. Some cool, bad ass and funny stuff!
"We're the #Avengers of the beach (minus all the cool super powers and flying around s***) mixed with enough rated R raunch comedy that'll make one of my boyhood heroes, Richard Pryor very proud. #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017.
"I put the laptop in the shot to make it look intellectual."
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April 21, 2016
The Rock: "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"
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April 22, 2016
Zac Efron: "It's not who I am underneath...but what I *do*...that defines me."
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April 24, 2016
The Rock: "King of the beach. (while secretly my mind says 'I'd reaaaally love tequila and a fruity snack'). Wrapped a bad ass shoot w/ @brianbowensmith for our massive outdoor campaign for #BAYWATCH - this look will be plastered all over the world on giant billboards, posters, sides of skyscrapers, cruise ships, jumbo jets, women's locker rooms and Vin Diesel's garage.
"We're puttin' together a truly one of kind, never seen before in the history of Hollywood campaign I think you guys'll really dig and have fun with. We're a bad ass Rated R squad and officially considered the 'Avengers of the beach'.. minus all the cool flying around, with a strong touch of family dysfunction. #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017. #KingOfTheBeach #TequilaAndFruitySnacks"
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April 25, 2016
Alexandra Daddario: "There's an idiot blocking my view @thejonbass"
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April 26, 2016
The Rock: "I mean there's cool dudes, and then there's COOL dudes. My buddy Larry Orozco-Chavez from Make-A-Wish is THAT cool dude. Such a pleasure getting to hang with him and his family today.
"We chopped up talkin' about video games (he's a hard core gamer), my WWE matches, movies, took selfies, shot videos on our phones of each other and his mom even asked me to bounce my pecs up and down! I mean don't threaten me with a good time, so I was pec poppin' all over the place much to the amusement of Larry's mama and much to the embarrassment of Larry himself. When I sat down with Larry, he said something to me that struck a chord. He said, 'Dwayne Johnson (he often called me by my full name today which was awesome) when you walked in today my heart was beating so fast I didn't know what to do. Then you started talking to me and it slowed down and everything was good'. I shared with him that that happens to me sometimes. I get so worked up before something big happens (shooting an intense scene, performing in front of 100,000 people at WrestleMania) that my heart feels like it's beating out of my chest, BUT the moment I realize 'I got this' then all the angst goes away and I'm ready. So next time something like that happens with him, I told just remember 'you got this', be calm, cool and you'll be ready.
"Made me think of everything this kid has been thru up to now - making him more stronger than many of us could ever imagine.
"We wrapped up our visit, I gave him a lil' gift and said our goodbyes.
"It was a real pleasure kickin' with you today, Larry. I can't begin to tell you what it means to me. Just know how grateful I am to share your time, your laughs and definitely grateful to have been able to pop my pecs for your family. Stay cool and remember... you always 'got this'. #OnSet #Baywatch #MakeAWish #LarryOrozcoChavez #AndOneVeryLuckyBigBrownBaldDude"
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April 26, 2016
The Rock: "A very special day. Today, I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Ms. Ashley Rodriguez from Make-A-Wish.
"I walked in, walked right over to her and... she started crying, then her mama started crying (in the background), then dammit I almost cried, but everyone was watching so I held it together 'cause I'm tough as nails. We hung out, ate some lunch together and chatted about all the cool things we have in common - our love for pizza, our fear of spiders (don't tell anyone Rock's afraid of spiders;) and our love for our dogs. As a matter of fact Ashely loves animals so much that she wants to be a veterinarian one day which is awesome - she'd make an amazing vet!
"Took lots of selfies, laughed a ton, gave her a few gifts and then we wrapped up our visit.
"Ashley, you made my heart full today and I'm such a lucky guy to have been able to spend time with you. You stay strong, stay awesome, keep smilin', enjoy the gift and always keep lovin' pepperoni pizza. And I'll do the same!
"Lastly, I want to thank everyone who made Ashley's and her family's trip possible. So many people who I don't even know, but please know that I'm grateful from afar. Always say this, because it's true.. this is by far the best part of my fame. #Onset #Baywatch #MakeAWish #AshleyRodriguez #AndOneVeryLuckyBigBrownBaldDude"
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April 27, 2016
The Rock: "We're the #AvengersOfTheBeach and never skip leg day. No cool capes or dope super powers. Just protecting the people with our two hands the good ol' fashion way.. then we go back to being slightly dysfunctional. #ThisIsAlsoHowIThrowMyLadyDownOnOurBed #ThatsMyBabyMakinFace #ImDefGonnaGetTheTalkNowWhenIGetHome #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017"
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April 28, 2016
The Rock: "Been a long time coming, but I finally met the one and only 'Tater'. This very special lil' 7yr old boy has been battling cancer for 4yrs now. Multiple surgeries, chemo, radiation treatments and stem cell transplants. You name it, this lil' boy has gone thru it. He's had one request. Meet me.
"He spent the day with me on our #Baywatch set. Watched me film and in between scenes we'd hang out, have some laughs and have some good talks.
"One of the good talks we had was about every time he goes into the hospital for treatments he takes two things: his Rock action figure (which I'm holding) and his stuffed animal, appropriately just named "puppy". He even made these shirts for us. 'Strong As The Rock' and 'Live Like Tater'. He told me every time he gets treatments he wants to be strong like me. I told him he's already way stronger I'll ever be. He just giggled not really knowing what I meant. One day he will.
"Spent all afternoon with Tater and his beautiful family. Lots of tears were shed among us. Joyful tears. Grateful tears.
"I don't know why things happen the way they do in this life. Gotta have faith that there's a bigger reason or lesson for us. Sometimes I'm not sure. But I can tell you this with all my heart and soul that meeting lil' Tater and all these little kids over the years who for some reason far unbeknownst to me, look at me as their hero - is a thousand times way more important than any movie or any "thing" I could ever do or accomplish in my life.
"Having this platform to shine a little light on the path that these brave children walk - is by far the best part of fame. LIVE LIKE TATER this lil' 7yr old says. Strong. Loving. Happy.
"You stay strong big man. Me and puppy always got your back ~ Rock"
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April 30, 2016
The Rock: "I can throw grown men into next week, but for some strange mystical reason I keep getting beat by kids at arm wrestling. Defeated by the powerful Tater in front of the whole crew. My ego can't take this. #OnSet #Baywatch #VerySpecialDay #VerySpecialLittleBoy #LiveLikeTater"