Kelly Rohrbach has some pretty big “Baywatch” shoes to fill.
ET’s Kevin Frazier caught up with the 27-year-old actress in Miami, Florida, on Friday, where she opened up about playing Pamela Anderson’s character, CJ Parker, in the reboot film, and admitted that she “didn’t want to disappoint.”
“The role of CJ Parker is one everyone knows and is beloved, so obviously I didn’t want to disappoint the fan base that comes with the show, and I think we didn’t,” Rohrbach revealed. “We did a great job of taking a dramatic TV show and making it a comedic show.”
“We brought a fresh take to it, which is more comedic in tone, and a little more sexy and spicy,” she added. “[It has] a little more sass, so I think you guys will enjoy that.”
While Rohrbach took on Anderson’s famous role, it was Dwayne Johnson filling in as Mitch Buchannon for David Hasselhoff.
“Everything people think about Dwayne is true times 10,” the blonde beauty said of her co-star. “He is the nicest guy you’ve ever met. Before big scenes, he would call us up, ‘Hey, is there anything you need? How can I be helpful?'”
“Dwayne for president!” she raved.
The original “Baywatch” series ran from 1989 to 1999 — but right now, Rohrbach’s just hoping for the reboot’s sequel.
“I hope [it becomes a franchise]. It’s such a great cast, the most wonderful people. I couldn’t ask for a better experience [on] my first film,” she said. “To be with Dwayne and with Alex [Daddario] and Priyanka [Chopra] and Jon [Bass], we just had the nicest time.”
“I hope we can continue on with this family,” she added.
“Baywatch” hits theatres on May 25.
Watch the film’s trailer in the video below.
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