DiCaprio was the first choice to play Hobie Buchannon, but Hasselhoff thought the actor was too old.
‘Baywatch’ producers Michael Berk and Douglas Schwartz have revealed that Oscar winner Leonardo Dicaprio was nearly cast in the show as David Hasselhoff’s son. DiCaprio’s career path might have looked very different if he had landed the role of Hobie Buchannon, but perhaps fatefully for him, David Hasselhoff nixed the idea.
Leonardo DiCaprio was nearly cast in ‘Baywatch’.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Berk said: "We actually had DiCaprio ready to be cast. But David thought he was too old to play his son.” Schwartz added: "David thought it would make him look older. He had a lot of concerns of that type.”
The former Baywatch star dished on the restrictive weight clauses, the on-set conflict and assorted other Baywatch secrets.
Nicole Eggert’s Baywatch career is long over, so it’s only natural that the actress and her co-stars would want to dish on some behind-the-scenes secrets now, such as the highly restrictive weight clause in their contracts. You’d expect a show, known mostly for its extremely athletic cast and skimpy red swimsuits to have some sort of rules on appearance, but it’s still a surprise to learn just how harsh those rules were.
Nicole Eggert has managed to stay in shape even after Baywatch, as she demonstrated on Splash earlier this year.
Eggert, along with Tracy Bingham, a castmember between 1996 and 1998, both confirmed that any weight fluctuations beyond five pounds up or down, could get them booted off the show. The two were joined by former castmembers David Hasselhoff, Parker Stevenson, Brande Roderick and David Chokachi on ABC's Good Morning America, and all had some curious details to share.
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Nicole Eggert has become the latest in a line of celebrities to succumb to the danger element of 'Splash'.
The TV show “Splash” has a reputation of being quite dangerous for its contestants and Nicole Eggert is just the latest in a list of celebs, injured during the difficult diving stunts. The former Baywatch girl "bungl[ed] a high-dive and brutally back-flopp[ed] into the pool" while taping an upcoming episode of Splash on Thursday, TMZ reported. She was rushed to a hospital immediately thereafter. The dive was meant to include several backflips and probably would have been quite impressive, if she had actually managed it. A rotation error reportedly resulted in her hitting the water back first and sustaining some serious injuries. Ouch. Even describing that is painful."[She had] a bad landing," a Splash representative subsequently confirmed to E! News. "She is currently consulting with a doctor.” No announcement has been made yet about whether Eggert will be able to return to the show.
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The Baywatch star fluffs her dive
What do you get when you mix celebrities and a fairly dangerous sport in a reality show? Minor injuries! Yay! The latest is Baywatch star Nicole Eggert, who botched her dive with a back-flop and was hospitalized.
A representative for Eggert told E! News that the reality star is "currently consulting with a doctor," and she kept her humour about her, tweeting "The ER is always fun". She isn’t the first person to suffer injury on the show, in fact she’s the fourth. Swimsuit model Katherine Webb, 23,was forced to quit the show over a back injury, and Chelsea Lately sidekick Chuy Bravo backed out of the program because of a fractured heel. Skier Rory Bushfield remained on the show after rupturing an eardrum during a dive, though. Webb explained her exit: "I went to the doctor, and unfortunately he told me I'm out for the competition," she said at the top of the most recent broadcast.
Eggert - relaxing between splashes
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Nicole Eggert - Super Model Katherine Webb continued her diving practice with co stars Nicole Eggert and Drake Bell for their TV Show "Splash" which had good reviews since it aired on tuesday night - Pasadena, California, United States - Thursday 21st March 2013
Nicole Eggert, Kendra Wilkinson, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Drake Bell, Katherine Webb, Louie Anderson, Ndamukong Suh, Chuy Bravo and Kareem Abdul-jabbar - The celebrity contestants for the upcoming ABC show 'Splash' film a promo at the Aquatic center. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 18th February 2013
Katherine Webb, 'Miss Alabama USA 2012', Nicole Eggert and Keshia Knight Pulliam - Celebrities practice their dives for the upcoming ABC show 'Splash' - Los Angeles , California, United States - Monday 18th February 2013
Such an assumption, sadly, may have been the inspiration behind the lifeless new documentary Casting About. Filmmaker Barry J. Hershey was casting actresses in 2000 for a feature film (that apparently has not yet been made), and after setting up in Berlin, Boston, Chicago, London, and Los Angeles, had met some 350 of them and collected some 70 hours of audition footage. Those hundreds of monologues, brief chats, and abrupt confessions were later woven together into this film, as a means of creating a non-linear document about the casting process. In theory, this could make for some astounding cinema, ripe with dramatic tension and naked expression; in practice, it's a wretched snooze.
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