Hoff to play The Rock's mentor in new Baywatch
David Hasselhoff has revealed he is not reprising his original Baywatch character in the new film version but will play "The Rock's mentor".
The actor, nicknamed The Hoff, played head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon in the classic 90s TV show and will appear in the upcoming movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron.
"I'm playing Hasselhoff. I play the Rock's mentor. I come to him when I see he's in trouble. The rest is a surprise," Hasselhoff (64) said.
The big-screen version was not going to be "the Baywatch of old", he added. "Expect the unexpected. We have some surprises with me. More importantly I think they did a really great job.