Pamela Anderson has joined the cast of Baywatch. As with most things concerning the 2017 revival, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed the news via his social media accounts.
“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,” Johnson wrote. “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!”
Back in February, Anderson revealed she had been offered a role in the film, but was not totally enamored with the part. “I haven’t turned it down completely yet, but I have turned down what they offered me,” Anderson, 48, told ET Canada. “We’ll see what happens.”
She added that “Baywatch was such a huge part of my life. And really they’re trying to do an homage. It’s an honor to have them want me to be a part of it so bad.”
In the new film, Anderson’s character of CJ Parker will be played by Kelly Rohrbach, which also stars Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, and Priyanka Chopra. Original Baywatch star David Hasselhoff will also make an appearance in the film.
Baywatch is out on May 19, 2017.