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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson made a special announcement!

He has been hard at work filming Baywatch with Zac Efron, but every so often he updates fans about the goings on behind-the-scenes. He made several casting announcements prior to the start of shooting, but in an unexpected twist Thursday, Johnson revealed one more cast member: Pamela Anderson!

"She introduced the world to 'CJ Parker' and became one of the most iconic characters of a generation - for the most successful TV show of all time," he began his caption. "A pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our #BAYWATCH cast. We couldn't have made this movie without you. Welcome home. Thrilled you had a blast with us! #BAYWATCH MAY 19, 2017. #PamAnderson #OS #OriginalSmokestack"

Even though she was obviously one of the stars of the original TV show, Anderson's casting in the new movie might come as a surprise to some because she previously told E! News she didn't even think it would make it to the silver screen. "I'll believe it when I see it, but I wish them the best," Anderson, who played C.J. on the long-running drama, told E! News last fall. "I've heard this for 15 years." 

Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Baywatch

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Not only did she think it wouldn't get made, she told Marc Malkin that she felt it shouldn't be made! "It was charming on television and when you make a TV show [into] a movie I think it loses some of its charm," she said. "Looking back, it was, Oh, my God! It was innocent, it was sexy, it was fun. We were just happy to be on the beach to get a tan."

She joked that her role as C.J. was an "irreplaceable one," but The Rock did find a replacement—with Kelly Rohrbach. But Anderson isn't the only alum coming back; Johnson previously confirmed David Hasselhoff would also be in the new Baywatch movie.

"Pleasure to officially welcome the original #BAYWATCH gangsta himself David Hasselhoff to our movie!" The Rock shared on social media with a video of himself Facetiming with his upcoming co-star. "#BAYWATCH is the most successful TV show of all time and from the day we announced we were turning it into a movie, ‘The Hoff' has been our greatest supporter. Especially once he knew our RATED R movie was going to be a combination of AVENGERS meets ANCHORMAN."

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