Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Do You Know Alexandra Daddario: The Baywatch Hottie?

Just in case you don't know, popular 90s television show Baywatch is getting a movie reboot, that's according to morningledger reports. Not only will it be starring the likes of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron — not to mention a cameo by the one and only David Hasselhoff — its cast will also be joined by actress Alexandra Daddario, who will be portraying the character Summer Quinn in the film.

Daddario and Johnson had previously worked together in 2015’s San Andreas — but what else is there to Daddario besides a pretty face and a gig with The Rock? Here’s what you need to know.

1. Daddario is all about doing her own stunts.

Clearly, she’s more than just a pretty face — Daddario is one tough cookie, having done a lot of her stunts on San Andreas.

Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel, the actress revealed, “Sometimes we were on a gimbal, which is a thing that moves you up and down… But we also spent weeks in Australia in one of the biggest water tanks in the world. We had water constantly flushed on us.”

2. She’s an actress who hails from a political background.

While both her parents are lawyers, Daddario’s father, Richard, also worked as part of the U.S. Department of Justice in Moscow, Russia. Additionally, he was appointed as the New York City Police Departments Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism in 2010.

Of breaking away from the lawyer mold, Daddario said, “… they’re lawyers, my parents, so there are some similarities. I’m from New York, my parents are very supportive of me. I grew up in an environment where acting wasn’t necessarily considered a real career — you go to college, you go to Harvard and you become a lawyer or a doctor.”

She continued, “But that wasn’t something that I love and I knew that I wanted to be an actress at a very young age and I’m happy to be doing what I love to do and my parents are thrilled.”

3. She’s open to nudity for work.

Previously appearing sans clothing in an episode of True Detective opposite Woody Harrelson — whom Daddario credits as a factor who made her more comfortable about the risque role — the actress said of her part, “I think one thing about this role for me was that it was a huge challenge for me, and I saw it as a good challenge. I saw it as an interesting challenge.”

“I really wanted to be part of the show, and I understood why the nudity and all of that was required of the character,” she added. “The character is really different from anything that I’ve done before. The nudity was just part of that.”

4. Daddario dropped out of high school at age 16 for her first TV role.

The television role in question was for the soap opera All My Children. While Daddario was originally cast only for a short term, the show’s exec’s enjoyed her performance so much that they eventually offered her a contract.

5. You may remember her from a particular film series with young actor Logan Lerman.

Alexandra Daddario a.k.a. Annabeth Chase from Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters? You guessed it.

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