Baywatch makers change character’s gender after meeting PC

MUMBAI: Baywatch antagonist was initially set to be a man but the makers decided to change the gender of the character after meeting Indian actress Priyanka Chopra.

The Bollywood star will make her Hollywood movie debut as villainous Victoria Deeds in the Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson-starrer.

Chopra is excited to play a negative character in the Hollywood project, a reboot of the hit ‘90s show of the same name.

“It is so much fun to play a negative character because you have the liberty to go out of your comfort zone and do anything. Victoria is a very mean character,” Chopra told PTI in an interview over phone from Montreal, Canada. “It (the role) was initially written for a man and they were talking to me for another part. But after the director met me, they thought I would be better as a villain and then they changed the character to be a female,” said the actress.

The star, whose earlier negative roles were in Bollywood movies Aitraaz and 7 Khoon Maaf, will be seen taking on The Rock and his squad in the Seth Gordon-directed film.