Bay­watch the movie was noth­ing like the TV se­ries: Has­sel­hoff

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Ac­tor David Has­sel­hoff (right), who es­sayed the role of an LA County lifeguard Mitch Buchan­non in the 1989’s hit TV se­ries Bay­watch, says that the movie based on the show, which re­leased this year, is nowhere close to the orig­i­nal se­ries. The film stars Dwayne John­son, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach and Priyanka Cho­pra (still above right). Although Has­sel­hoff has a cameo in it, he in­sists the “R-rated romp” is very far re­moved from his show. But he still likes what they did with the premise, says the ac­tor nick­named The Hoff, re­ports fe­male­first.co.uk. He says, “Bay­watch — they used the ti­tle, they used the beach, but the rest of it was more like ‘Dirty Grandpa’. It was kind of an R-rated fun romp at the beach. And you know what? There’s a giant audience for that. The Rock is prob­a­bly the nicest guy I’ve ever met, next to me, and Zac Efron and the cast were so great and they em­braced me so much, so I have noth­ing but pos­i­tive things to say about it. [But] was it like Bay­watch? Not even close. Did they want it to be like that? No, they wanted to make some­thing dif­fer­ent.”

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