In the early ’90s, when Pamela Anderson was 25 years old, she made an iconic and unforgettable entry to the Baywatch cast – a project that would be so famous as to invite a $178 million remake decades later with Dwayne Johnson at the helm. Given how considerably successful The Rock already was at the time, his ability to draw in a box office crowd with his mere presence was not a surprise. Although, what in fact turned out to be a surprise was Anderson’s response to The Rock’s sheer presence on the screen and his scale of success in reality.
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Pamela Anderson Wants To Marry Dwayne Johnson
One would think a lot of thought and consideration went into marrying a person but when one’s options are limited to three highly successful men in Hollywood and the only choices available are kiss, marry, and kill – the work gets marginally cut out for the person. During the promotional event of Baywatch in 2017, the former ’90s Baywatch star and model, Pamela Anderson was given the same choices to be applied between Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and David Hasselhoff, to which she replied, “Dwayne is wealthy, I’ll marry him.”
As far as the other two actors are concerned, she would like to kill Hasselhoff and kiss Efron because: “He [Hasselhoff] has had enough fun on this earth [laughs]. Zac is young…” Anderson’s reply is not one that takes the audience by surprise since the former WWE star, on top of being known for his physicality, had also racked up immense wealth during his time in Hollywood with back-to-back blockbusters.
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But the Playboy model’s blatant acknowledgment of the fact is a bit surprising considering how The Rock had been voted “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine in 2016, only a year prior to the premiere of Baywatch. Anderson could have easily approached her response to the question from that angle but one can hardly balk at the willingness to bare her honest thoughts rather than pander to the crowd’s sensibilities.
Dwayne Johnson Builds a Hollywood Empire in a Decade
Not much is known about The Rock’s career in acting in the decade between his highly acclaimed WWE career and the overnight fame he accrued with 2011’s Fast Five. Since then, it has been a rollercoaster journey of successes and one box office blockbuster after another with Johnson. Within the next decade, The Rock was not only hogging every magazine cover but was a highly coveted A-lister with a net worth of $800 million.
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And why would one then stick only to the filmmaking business when this magnitude of success enables one to branch out into entrepreneurial ventures and owning businesses? Soon enough, Dwayne Johnson had an alcohol company to his name along with a production house and a sports league. No wonder his extensive potential in the world of the elite and the wealthy caught Pamela Anderson’s eye among his other attributes.
Baywatch is available for streaming on Paramount+
Source: ET Canada