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Alexandra Daddario & Jon Bass Explain How 'Baywatch' 'Flips the Script' on Gender Roles (Video)

Alexandra Daddario and her Baywatch co-star Jon Bass are opening up about how the film attempts to redefine stereotypical gender roles.

The duo shared their thoughts while promoting the movie on AOL’s Build Series NYC on Wednesday (May 24) in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Alexandra Daddario

“I think it was very important for all of us – the cast and obviously the producers and director [Seth Gordon] – to create female characters that weren’t just dumb and funny because they were dumb,” Alexandra said. “The point was that Baywatch takes itself very seriously – we’re all like CIA operatives but on the beach – and all the women are very tough and strong, and I think that made a lot of sense in the context of this film, and I think it actually makes it funnier. It’s a little cliche to just have the women there as eye candy. Part of the joke is that we’re all supernaturally hot, but that’s not just what it is.”

“We do a really good job of sort of flipping the script and making sure that, yeah, the guys get their due. Because it’s 2017,” Jon chimed in. “The essence of Baywatch in and of itself is, you know, is sexy. It’s sexy, it’s beachy, and it’s fun – and we’re not throwing that out, we’re saying, ‘Look, that is a part of this movie, but we also know how absolutely hilarious and ridiculous that is.’”

Hear what else they had to say below, and don’t miss Baywatch when it hits theaters this Friday (May 25)!


Alexandra Daddario And Jon Bass Discuss Reversing Gender Roles in Baywatch

FYI: Alexandra is wearing Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

15+ pictures inside of Alexandra Daddario and Jon Bass at AOL’s Build Series… More Here! »

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Zac Efron & 'Baywatch' Cast Bring the Beach to NYC!

Zac Efron and the cast of Baywatch are so ready for the film’s premiere!

The 29-year-old actor stepped out a screening of the film on Monday (May 22) at Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. The premiere was hosted by Hugo by Hugo Boss, with Women’s Health and Svedka.

He was joined by his cast mates Alexandra Daddario, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach and Priyanka Chopra.

Afterwards, the group headed to Hotel Indigo’s Mr. Purple to celebrate the film at a private after-party.

The entire cast of Baywatch has been keeping extremely busy promoting the film and Alexandra let fans know just how tired she is!

“View from the car window, NYC, 5am, jet lagged, accurate representation of how I currently see the world #teamnosleep,” she captioned a photo on her Instagram.

FYI: Alexandra is wearing a Rhea Costa dress. The after party was hosted by Svedka Vodka.

10+ pictures inside from the NYC Baywatch screening…
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Pryianka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson, & Kelly Rohrbach Premiere 'Baywatch' in Miami

Priyanka Chopra looks sexy in a bedazzled dress as she arrives at the premiere of her new film Baywatch on Saturday (May 13) at the Lummus Center in Miami, Fla.

The 34-year-old Quantico actress was joined at the premiere by her co-stars Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, and Jon Bass.

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Other stars spotted at the premiere included Charlotte McKinney, a makeup-free Pamela Anderson, and David Hasselhoff with wife Hayley Roberts.

Baywatch
hits theaters on May 25.

FYI: Kelly is wearing a Fendi dress, Alexander White shoes, Graziela earrings and ring, EF Collection bracelet, and Jimmy Choo clutch. Priyanka is wearing a vintage Halston dress, Schutz shoes, and Nirav Modi jewels.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the premiere…

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Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, & Alexandra Daddario Promote 'Baywatch' in Miami

Zac Efron and his Baywatch co-stars are having a blast in Miami!

The 29-year-old actor promoted the upcoming film during a visit to the set of Spanish-language TV show Despierta America at Univision Studios on Friday (May 12).

He even tried his hand at cooking and kissed a fan on the cheek for a selfie!

Zac was joined by his co-stars Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera.

“The #baywatch crew together at last,” Priyanka shared on Instagram. “Missing a Certain @therock ❤️❤️💪🏽 @zacefron @ilfenator @alexandradaddario @kellyrohrbach @thejonbass.”

ICYMI, watch Zac and his other co-star Dwayne Johnson share a kiss in the Baywatch red band trailer – and don’t miss Baywatch when it hits theaters on May 25!

FYI: Priyanka is wearing Lavish Alice. Kelly is wearing a Missoni dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Graziela Gems and Jenny Bird jewelry.

10+ pictures inside of Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, and more on set… More Here! »

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'Baywatch' Releases New Action-Packed Trailer - Watch Now!

With less than a month until Baywatch premieres, we’re getting another look at the film!

In the flick’s action-packed third trailer, Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson obviously go shirtless to save the beach.

“Our #BAYWATCH team of superheroes has one mission: Protect the beach at all costs. If you threaten our turf, we’ll rock your world w/ Poseidon-level vengeance,” Dwayne wrote on his Instagram.

He added, “Be warned @PriyankaChopra..our tsunami of ass whup is coming for that powerful, sexy, alluring, luscious..never mind. just don’t f*ck with the Avengers of the Beach.”

Baywatch is set to hit theaters on May 25th!

Check out the entire new trailer below…

Zac Efron & The Rock Debut 'Baywatch's Cadaver Penis Joke Scene At CinemaCon 2017!

Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson debuted some brand new footage from their upcoming Baywatch reboot at 2017 CinemaCon, including one especially shocking scene from the flick.

The 29-year-old actor and Dwayne, 44, were joined by their co-stars Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach as they showcased some extended unreleased footage at CinemaCon’s Paramount Pictures Presentation Highlighting Its Summer of 2017 and Beyond panel held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Tuesday (March 28) in Las Vegas.

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In one scene, Zac and Dwayne‘s characters “go to investigate a crime and gather evidence at a hospital morgue. There, Dwayne‘s character tells Zac‘s that he has to check the dead body’s private parts,” according to THR. “He’s forced to lift up the cadaver’s penis in a scene that made the audience gasp. Just then, Dwayne snaps a photo of Zac doing this on his iPhone, and it’s revealed to all be a joke on Zac‘s character.

Baywatch hits theaters on May 26 – We can’t wait to see!


FYI: Priyanka is wearing a Balmain dress. Zac is wearing an EFM Engineered For Motion suit and Uri Minkoff shoes.

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Zac Efron & The Rock's 'Baywatch' Trailer Has So Many Sexy Shirtless Moments - Watch Now!

Zac Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are shirtless and showing off their super ripped bodies in the hot new trailer for Baywatch!

Trust us – this trailer is total eye candy and you’re going to want to check out all the hot moments. Some memorable moments include when Zac and The Rock have a weight lifting competition using refrigerators, when Zac dresses up as a woman to go undercover, and more!

Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, and more also star in the film, set to hit theaters on May 26.

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