Gentlemen, you are now officially permitted to be jealous of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. If you weren’t already, that is.
On Monday, Johnson introduced the world to model/actress Kelly Rohrbach, a.k.a. the “walking smoke stack” (his words!) who will be taking up the role of C.J. Parker—originally made famous by Pamela Anderson—in the upcoming Baywatch movie. And damn if Rohrbach doesn’t fit the bill (and the bathing suit).
A pleasure welcoming @kellyrohrbach to our #BAYWATCH family for the iconic role of "CJ Parker". Yes, she's a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she's smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like 'em. Get ready world, we can't wait to bring you our generation's #BAYWATCH! You'll have fun… 👊🏾🔥💯👙🍆 (last emoji somewhat inappropriate).
Interestingly enough, on the very same day that Rohrbach made a guest appearance in the Rock’s Instagram feed, the news broke that she was splitting up with Leonardo DiCaprio. We’re not gonna pretend to predict her tastes in potential boyfriends, but considering Leo had one of Hollywood’s foremost dad bods (hopefully eradicated for his new role in The Revenant) and the Rock is, well, the Rock, we’ll call that trading up.
The Baywatch reboot, which also stars Zac Efron as Johnson’s petulant sidekick, is billed as a self-aware action/comedy. It’s also supposedly aiming for a “hard-R” rating, although we’re betting it’s not because of any shark attacks.
Rohrbach joins Alexandra Daddario, who co-starred alongside Johnson in San Andreas (and in that famous topless scene from True Detective). Daddario will take up the mantle of Summer Quinn, who was originally played by (the blonde) Nicole Eggert in the original Baywatch TV series. In other words, bro, you will buy tickets to see this movie.
IT'S OFFICIAL: Want to welcome the talented and gorgeous @alexannadaddario to the cast of #BAYWATCH for the role of "Summer". Alex is a one of kind woman (I know from experience) and can't wait for you guys to see her own the role. The female roles of #BAYWATCH have become extremely hot properties around Hollywood and as promised, the quality women we'll cast are stepping into these roles to have fun and make them iconic for the world to enjoy. The #BaywatchFamily so far consists of a tatted up bald guy named Rock, the cool, yet extremely unattractive @zacefron, the talented and gorgeous Alexandra Daddario…and some big casting announcements coming soon. And juuuuust wait til you guys see who we cast for the iconic role of "CJ Parker"….👀 #CueSlowMotionRunningDownTheBeach #WhosPuttingTanningOilOnMyBack? #OrMyFront #BAYWATCH 👊🏾🌊
It wasn’t a bad day for Johnson, either—he’s the new face of Under Armour’s new Healthbox, a “connected fitness system” designed to track “how you feel” in the finest detail.
"Blood, Sweat & Respect.
Stay tuned as we innovate health & fitness together. pic.twitter.com/qu0D7pd7V0
— Under Armour (@UnderArmour) January 5, 2016