David Hasselhoff reveals Baywatch movie fears

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2015
David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff

American actor David Hasselhoff has revealed he worries the 'Baywatch' movie will be a "joke"

David Hasselhoff worries the 'Baywatch' movie will be a "joke".

The 63-year-old actor - who starred in the iconic American TV series - has revealed he'd only agree to appear in the much-discussed movie alongside Zac Efron if it were to remain true to the original storyline.

Asked if he's been offered a role in the movie, David said: "I don't really know [if I'm in it]. I don't really know if I want to be in it."

David also said he'd previously been offered the chance to appear in a movie version of another of his TV shows, 'Knight Rider', but was unimpressed with the script.

He told ITV's 'This Morning': "You know, I saw a 'Knight Rider' script and I hated it. The girl said, 'What did you think?' And I said, 'When it got to my part the script flew out of my hand.' I never saw it again.

"You know, if 'Night Rider' is true to 'Night Rider', I would do it. If 'Baywatch' is going to be a joke, I don't think so.

"I might do 'Baywatch' the musical or something like that. Make it something as close to what it was. They laughed at it but they still loved it. I don't want it to be a joke."


  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 56min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Seth Gordon
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera
  • UK release: 29 May 2017

Mitch (Johnson) is a devoted life-saver who reluctantly recruits Matt (Efron), a disgraced champion who’s only doing it as a kind of community service. Plenty of good jokes, but minor characters almost drowning doesn’t make for good cinema, and the relentless formulaism makes it long outstay its welcome.

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