“I loved ‘Baywatch’ so much growing up,” said the 34-year-old actress in Marie Claire’s April 2017 issue. “It was the quintessential American Dream. All those beautiful people in bathing suits, running slo-mo on the beach in Malibu — amazing!”
Chopra will be appearing in the upcoming film adaptation opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Zac Efron, Charlotte McKinney and Kelly Rohrbach. Former “Baywatch” stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will also appear in the lifeguard-centric film.
And while the role of bad girl Victoria Leeds will be completely different for Chopra, who is currently the leading lady of ABC’s thriller series, “Quantico,” she’s accustomed to taking on new challenges. She revealed to Marie Claire how she got her start in Bollywood without any previous acting experience.
“Coming from academics, like an idiot, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s just pretty people. You’ve got to wear lovely outfits and say a few lines. How hard can this be?’ Boy, was I surprised,” she said. “I just kind of went on set and fell and dusted myself off, and learned, and then fell again and figured it out.”
As Chopra is experiencing success with a blossoming Hollywood career, she doesn’t mind putting her personal life on hold.
“I’m not someone who looks for love,” she told the beauty magazine. “I don’t believe in making it happen. My life has been shaped by so many serendipitous moments so far, I feel like, ‘Why screw with a good thing?'”
And while Chopra has achieved her American Dream by appearing in “Baywatch,” she still hasn’t achieved her ultimate dream yet: having children and lots of them.
“As many as I can,” confirmed Chopra. “I love kids. Love, love kids. I prefer their company to the company of adults, actually.”
Marie Claire’s April 2017 issue is currently on newsstands.