As we all know, a rated-R reboot of Baywatch is underway with Dwayne Johnson attached to produce and star the film and now thanks to his Instagram post, he’s confirmed a love interest for his character. Johnson revealed that Lifenesh Hadera will be his love interest in the film, here’s what he had to say about the casting.
“Seeing as she’s playing my love interest – my strong calloused hands are the ONLY HANDS allowed to rub suntan oil on her soft supple skin. You hear that [Zac] Efron? Step out of line Zac and she’ll knock your unattractive candy ass into next week. Mine too.”
She joins a cast that includes Johnson, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra Daddario, and Priyanka Chopra. The film is directed by Seth Gordon and has no release date so far.
EXCLUSIVE: Casting my #BAYWATCH love interest wasn't easy (extremely tough job but hey I'm one of the producers;) but we finally found her. For our coveted role of "STEF", she had to be a lot of things: Strong, intelligent, formidable, beautiful and funny. Want to welcome the talented @ilfenator Ilfenesh Hadera to our #BAYWATCH family. She's a 5'11 walkin' smokestack with legs for days. Smart and tougher than new rope.. just the way we like 'em. And seeing as she's playing my love interest – my strong calloused hands are the ONLY HANDS allowed to rub suntan oil on her soft supple skin. You hear that Efron? Step out of line Zac and she'll knock your unattractive candy ass into next week. Mine too😜. Our dope cast is coming together nicely with a few more big announcements/cool surprises along the way. Let's have some rated R fun.. We are the keepers of "The Bay". We are… #BAYWATCH. #SandSquadUpInThisBitch 🕶👙🍆🔥👊🏾💯