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Baywatch is back and coming to the big screen but this time with a much more colorful cast … and by colorful, we mean diverse.

HipHollywood caught up with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who also serves as an executive producer on the film, and he told us it was important to have a cast of women who were hot but also represented different ethnic backgrounds.

In the film, Johnson takes on the role of Mitch Buchanon, while Ilfenesh Hadera takes on the role of Stephanie Holden, both of whom were played by caucasian actors David Hasselhoff and Alexander Paul in the popular ’90s TV show.

Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and Kelly Rohrbach round out the rest of the Baywatch crew, while Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra takes on the villainous role of Leeds, a character originally written for a man.

 

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Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves

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To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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