David Hasselhoff Admits 'Baywatch' Movie Is Failure

The Mitch Buchannon depicter claims he saved the big-screen adaptation of his classic TV series from flopping in Germany when the 2017 movie tanked everywhere else.

AceShowbiz - David Hasselhoff claims the "Baywatch" film flopped everywhere else but Germany. The 70-year-old actor - who played series lead Mitch Buchannon - has said it was only because he promoted the 2017 flick in the European country that it did well over there.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Alexandra Daddario, and seeing Hasselhoff appear as The Mentor, the movie failed to set the box office alight, making $177.9 million, with a budget of just under $70 million.

And The Hoff told Reader's Digest UK, "They blew it and it bombed, except in Germany. I went on stage there and said, 'It's a great film,' just be nice, and it was a huge hit."

Meanwhile, Efron recently branded his "Baywatch" body unattainable and insisted it looked "fake." The 34-year-old Hollywood actor - who played trainee lifeguard Matt Brody - is adamant the rippling muscles and low body fat just isn't realistic for everyday life and didn't even look good on the big screen.

He told Men's Health magazine, "That 'Baywatch' look, I don't know if that's really attainable. There's just too little water in the skin." Efron said, "Like, it's fake; it looks CGI'd. And that required Lasix, powerful diuretics, to achieve. So I don't need to do that. I much prefer to 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 "messed" him up.

He added, "I started to develop insomnia and I fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time. Something about that experience burned me out. I had a really hard time recentering. Ultimately they chalked it up to taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up."

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