The actor, who played CJ Parker in the hit TV show from 1992 to 1997, made the admission in the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
When asked about the big screen remake, Anderson – who had a cameo role in the 2017 film – said: “I didn’t like it. Let’s just keep the bad TV as bad TV. That’s what’s charming about Baywatch, you know? Trying to make these movies out of television is just messing with it.”
She also suggested the film’s large budget was unnecessary.
“$65m would make a good movie. We made our show for like $500,000 – you have the same explosions, the same sequences of water. That’s the fun part; being creative.”
Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra and Kelly Rohrbach, who played Anderson’s character, also starred in the film.
The film was a box office hit, grossing $177.9m globally, but was panned by the critics. It eventually won the Razzie trophy for the category “So Rotten You Loved It.”
Johnson recently revealed he lost out on a major film role to Tom Cruise in 2010 despite thinking he was a shoo-in.