David Hasselhoff says the film “Baywatch” “bombed” everywhere other than Germany.
The 70-year-old actor – who played the show’s lead Mitch Buchannon – claimed it was only because he hyped the 2017 film in the European country that it did well there- down.
The film – which starred Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario and saw Hasselhoff appear as the mentor – failed to set the box office on fire, grossing $177.9 million, with a budget of just under $70 million.
And The Hoff told Reader’s Digest UK: “They blew it up and it bombed, except in Germany.
“I got on stage there and said, ‘This is a great movie,’ just be nice, and it was a huge hit.”
Meanwhile, Efron recently called his ‘Baywatch’ body inaccessible and insisted it looked ‘fake’.
The 34-year-old Hollywood actor – who played trainee lifeguard Matt Brody – is adamant that rippling muscles and low body fat just aren’t realistic for everyday life and don’t even look good on the big screen.
He told Men’s Health magazine, “That ‘Baywatch’ look, I don’t know if it’s really achievable. There’s just too little water in the skin,” Efron said. Lasix, powerful diuretics, to achieve this. So I don’t need to do that. I would much rather have an extra, you know, two to three percent body fat.
The former ‘High School Musical’ star went on to admit he was training too hard and not getting enough sleep in a bid to achieve the perfect body – and it “ruined” him.
He added: “I started to develop insomnia and fell into quite a severe depression, for a long time. Something about that experience wore me out. I had a really hard time refocusing. In the end, they had to take way too many diuretics for too long, and that messed something up.”