There’s more Baywatch casting new today, as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has unveiled who will play his love interest in the upcoming movie.
It’s Ilfenesh Hadera, who you may know from Billions, Chicago Fire, and Show Me a Hero.
“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,” The Rock said on Instagram.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) January 20, 2016
“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 f*cked up calloused hands are the ONLY HANDS allowed to rub suntan oil on her 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”
Hadera joins The Rock, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, and Alexandra Daddario. Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has been rumored, but not confirmed.