Priyanka Chopra's Role In 'Baywatch' Was Written For A Male? Know Lesser-known Facts

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Priyanka Chopra starrer Baywatch is a movie representation of the classic series, Baywatch. Read on and check out trivia about PeeCee's Hollywood debut Baywatch

Written By Riddhi Adsul | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Priyanka Chopra's Hollywood debut film, Baywatch garnered humongous appreciation from all over. The action comedy film based on the television series of the same name was created by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann. Baywatch tells the story of a lifeguard Mitch Buchannon and his team which takes down a drug lord in an attempt to save their beach. The flick also stars Zac Efron, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Dwayne Johnson in the lead roles. Check out some lesser-known facts and a few trivia about Baywatch.    

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Lesser-Known Facts about Baywatch 

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  • The Hollywood references like One Direction and Jonas Brothers that Dwayne Johnson used for Zac Effron were reportedly given by Zac himself. 
  • In an interview with an entertainment daily, Priyanka Chopra revealed that her character was formerly written for a male character, however, the director changed the role and the script upon meeting her.
  • Zac Efron's character Matt Brody is rumoured to be based on Ryan Lochte. 
  • The original show Baywatch's cast, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson make a cameo appearance in the movie.
  • NFL players Arian Foster and Vernon Davis are featured in a cameo as basketball players at the beginning of the film when Mitch is running along the beach.
  • In December 2016, Paramount pushed the release date back by one week to May 26, 2017, to avoid competition with Alien: Covenant (2017).
  • Baywatch has a history of starring professional wrestlers in the franchise. Dwayne Johnson is the tenth professional wrestler to work in Baywatch. Jorge Gonzáles, Jimmy Hart, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Leon White, Kevin Sullivan, Shawn Michaels, and Torrie Wilson appeared as guest stars in Baywatch (1989).
  • This is the second film of Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario. The two worked together in San Andreas (2015).

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