Pamela Anderson, 48, who rose to fame starring in the 1990s television show Baywatch, thinks the Zac Efron/Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reboot is a bad idea.
The former Baywatch babe told TMZ that the famous television show should never be made into a movie.
Perhaps it’s because producers of the movie didn’t invite Pamela Anderson, who starred as CJ Parker in the original, to be a part of the film, or perhaps she’s correct in her assumption the 90s were a “simpler, sweeter time” for TV and it won’t work on the big screen in 2015.
You can definitely count Pamela Anderson out of the Baywatch movie after these comments… http://t.co/6JhaiVOnJI pic.twitter.com/Ux8vvFAPmg
— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) August 17, 2015
According to The Guardian, a source said Anderson’s former co-star David Hasselhoff is all for the reboot and is close to signing on for a role. He’s rumoured to be working out the terms of his contract but is requesting more pay.
The Guardian also reports the big screen reboot will follow the 21 Jump Street model, in that it will be an R-rated, adult take on the original show.
The plot centers on a straight-laced lifeguard, played by Johnson, who is forced to work with a rowdy newcomer, played by Zac Efron, as an evil oil tycoon plans to destroy the beach they both work on.
Sounds about right.
— Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) August 17, 2015
Meanwhile, UPI reports Pamela Anderson is slated to meet with Russia’s minister of natural resources and environment Sept. 3 at the East Russia Economic Forum in Vladivostok to discuss environmental issues.
The Pamela Anderson Foundation is a charity organization devoted to human and animal rights, as well as to environmental issues, including the Save the Arctic campaign, an initiative launched by Greenpeace against oil drilling.
“I am very interested in having my Foundation work with the government of Russia to make the world a better place. Russia’s commitment to defending biodiversity on both land and in the sea is imperative if we are to take the effective measures that are needed.”
— RT (@RT_com) August 13, 2015
One of Pamela Anderson’s goals for her visit to Russia is to persuade Russian authorities to block the passage of the St Kitts and Nevis-registered whale-meat cargo ship Winter Bay, due to sail over the north-eastern passage in the Arctic.
Seth Gordon of Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief is set to direct the Baywatch reboot, with or without Pamela Anderson’s approval.
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