Ever since the Baywatch movie was announced, we’ve been speculating who would play the C.J role. C.J is, of course, the part that made Pamela Anderson a television star back in the 1990s. After Alexandra Daddario was cast in the movie as someone who isn’t C.J, everyone knew they’d pick someone great for C.J. Well, it was announced today that C.J will be played by Kelly Rohrbach. And it was made official by none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
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).
For those who don’t know, Kelly is a model and actress. She’s probably best known for appearing in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, and for dating Leonardio DiCaprio. But don’t think she’s just going to be eye candy. Rohrbach graduated from Georgetown with a Theater degree and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. She’s also been in several TV shows in her acting career.
After taking a look at her Instagram, we’re confident she’ll look great in that iconic red swimsuit.
I think we’ve found a movie we’re more excited about than the next Star Wars.
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Joseph Misulonas is the Girls co-editor for Playboy.com. He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.