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Zac Efron appeared on Monday’s “Today” show to tease the Baywatch movie, which hits theaters this weekend. Check out the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Dwayne Johnson spearheaded a film adaptation of the iconic TV show that ups the raunch and the comedy. Efron is the movie’s co-lead, and to celebrate the project, the “Today” show transformed part of it’s set to look like a beach setting. Sitting in lifeguard chairs, the actor chatted with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie.

“You’re going to get an overload of beach; it’s insane,” Efron said of the flick. Though already fit, the movie star went through intense training, in part to keep up with his co-star. He explained, “Going up against The Rock, it’s impossible. He’s an animal. His name is The Rock. He is a rock.”

Efron went on, “You’re coming out of your trailer and have to look like an Olympic athlete.” Indeed, in the film, his character Matt Brody is a dim-witted Olympian who is looking to return to glory after scandal, which is a different background from his TV counterpart. “I have vague, fleeting memories of Pamela Anderson running,” he amusingly confessed about the the television series. “That one stuck with me.”

“We had a platform that we knew was this amazing world, which is Baywatch. It’s universally to this day one of the most-watched shows or the most-watched show in the world. It still has the Guinness Book of World Records record for that,” the former “High School Musical” star said when describing the genesis of this version.

He continued, “So when I sat down with Dwayne… he talked about the way he wanted to revamp it. Just sort of turn it on its ear a little bit, make fun of it, ramp up the actin, make it more relevant to today’s audience. That sounded like an amazing idea for me.”

Efron also hilariously told Kotb and Guthrie about his reaction when Anderson came by the set for a cameo. Watch the video below!

 


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