Priyanka told Seth that, when she was growing up in India, she and her family would run to the couch to watch "Baywatch." It was her mother's favorite TV show, and a huge deal. "You had to watch, it was the big American dream." She still loves the show -- despite Seth making fun of it. In her defense of the show, she argued, "Who has ever run better in slow motion than those guys?"
On that note, Priyanka showed off the slow-motion run she had practiced and refined. Watch it around the 1:17 mark -- love the little head turn!
She will actually be playing the villain in "Baywatch," in a role originally written for a man. She filmed last winter and spring, between shooting her "Quantico" series for ABC.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the stars of the movie, and he announced her casting on Instagram:
"She's one of the biggest stars in the world. Insanely talented, relentlessly smokin' and extremely dangerous - perfect for #BAYWATCH. Welcome @PriyankaChopra to our bad ass and incredibly dysfunctional family. Cue RATED R slo-mo running on the beach."
He later updated with another post praising his co-star, which got a repost and response from Priyanka:
But bad is so gooood Dwayne thank u for the amazing 3 days. Can't wait to come back to #Baywatch in April. I already have withdrawals from Victoria! The Baywatch squad is the best! @therock with @repostapp. ・・・ Every great story starts with a great villain... My sistah @priyankachopra is one of the biggest and most beloved stars in the world. When I asked her how she felt about playing opposite me as our main #BAYWATCH villain she simply said with a sly and seductively evil smile, "Oh you're going down..." Cool is the rule, but sometimes bad is bad. Thank you PC for the strong work week and see you on the rebound in GA. #GoodLordIGotMyHandsFull #ChopraDontPlay #BAYWATCH SUMMER 2017.
"Baywatch," directed by Seth Gordon, follows Dwayne Johnson's lifeguard Mitch and his new recruit (played by Zac Efron) as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the bay. The action comedy co-stars Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Hannibal Buress, and it's scheduled for release in theaters May 19th, 2017.
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