Alexandra Daddario Opened Up About Sporting the Iconic Red Swimsuit For Baywatch: ‘A Much Sexier, Hotter Version Of Myself’
Few people have rocked a bathing suit like Alexandra Daddario on screen at gigs like Baywatch and the first season of The White Lotus on HBO. But how does it actually feel to be part of projects with such iconic swimwear moments? It’s a question the actress was actually asked.
If you saw Daddario alongside The Rock, Zac Efron and more in the 2017 film, you should know that the film made some changes to the iconic suit. Daddario called her version of the suit previously worn by Carmen Electra, Pamela Anderson and others a “homage to the original,” noting that a key difference was a “zipper at the front.” But despite the changes, she said MTV At the film’s premiere, the allure of being a “Baywatch babe” was very real.
Of course, looking this good generally comes with a certain uneasiness. Her costume in the film was no exception. She admitted the suit was “tight,” but to be honest, she didn’t seem to mind too much. Given some of the horror stories we’ve heard from other movie sets about actors having to pee in superhero suits (I’m looking at you Tom Holland) It could probably have been a lot worse.
Alexandra Daddario is still frequently asked about the gig. She recently revealed Baywatch negatively impacted her career, but she admitted she’s still “glad” she took on the role. When the film came out, she spoke about how playing her character Summer Quinn was about having “confidence” and focusing on “your whole self” — including your physical self, of course.
It’s not the only time what she’s wearing has dominated the conversation. Daddario also spoke about the white bikini she was wearing In The White Lotus in a notable scene where she was talked down by a bunch of teenagers only to outdo her with a slow-motion dip in the pool. She said the scene really is a great synopsis of the “struggle” that each of the characters went through over the course of the first season of the HBO drama.
It’s clear the moment resonated with fans and the cast knows it. The actress and co-star Sydney Sweeney, meanwhile, have also thrown back at the viral bikini moment.
In the meantime, Baywatch wasn’t a huge critical hit, but it did have a huge impact on Alexandra Daddario’s career in Hollywood, and she’s really worked to shift focus and make a name for herself thanks to her work outside of the viral swimsuit moments Mayfair witches and other current projects. Still, I’d say there are worse things to be known for than rocking one of the most iconic swimsuits of all time.