Who are they casting in Hulu’s miniseries about Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee?!?


Back in the 1990s, Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson were something like America’s #1 trash-couple. They were tabloid-y and kind of gross, and the fact that they stuck it out with each other long enough to produce two kids is still kind of remarkable. Anyway, soon after they were married, their sex tape became public. I remember that they made the tape on their honeymoon? And I remember that there was a huge drama because unlike many of the celebrity sex tapes which came afterwards, Tommy and Pam’s tape really was stolen, and they never had any intention of it coming out. It would actually be kind of cinematic story to revisit, so I don’t blame Hulu for greenlighting a miniseries on that very moment in pop culture. But Hulu’s casting seems… um, OFF.

Sebastian Stan and Lily James are in talks to star in a Hulu limited series about Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. The project will delve into the tumultuous relationship between the rock star and the model/actress, including the infamous incident in which their honeymoon sex tape was stolen and leaked to the public.

Rob Siegel will serve as writer on the eight-episode series, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg producing via Point Grey. Dylan Sellers of Limelight will also executive produce with Annapurna producing. Craig Gillespie will direct. Neither Anderson nor Lee is involved with the series at this time.

James is no stranger to TV, having starred in shows such as “Downton Abbey” and the miniseries adaptation of “War & Peace” in 2016. She is primarily known for her film work. Her starring feature roles include hits like “Cinderella,” “Baby Driver,” “Darkest Hour,” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

[From Variety]

I was impressed by Sebastian Stan’s ability to go dark-sleazy in I, Tanya, and I think it’s possible that he could do a decent job as Tommy. But Lily James? You’re going to cast Lily James as Pam??? No. Just on a superficial level, Lily doesn’t look like Pam AT ALL. Plus, Lily can’t act and she can’t do an American/Canadian accent at all. Are there no American or Canadian blondes who could take this role?? Also: I guess we don’t have to worry about Lily James’ career following her very public affair with Dominic West.


GQ Men of the Year Awards, Arrivals, Tate Modern, London, UK

Lily James attends the2019 Into Film Awards

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  1. MaryContrary says:

    I’m sorry but WTF. Why should there be a mini series about these two trashy zeros?! I can’t believe that this would get green-lit.

  2. Mac says:

    Pam made a career out of being a sex pot. Lily James could never pull that off.

    • devon says:

      I know, right?? like I cant even picture Lily James being able to DO the blonde bombshell, of PA on that level. it doesnt make any sense to cast her. there could be a million better choices to play pamela anderson…..lily is….not it. & could actually ruin it bc she’s such a departure from what they need for that role in physicality.

      (Pamela Anderson also is a terrible person who has said awful things about survivors of SA & the metoo movement, & continually supports Julian Assange, a serial rapist & manipulator. why give them even a small screen treatment?)

  3. BeanieBean says:

    The better question is ‘why’?

  4. devon says:

    pamela anderson is still friends with serial rapist assange & called the metoo a misandrist sham that is extreme and hurts men. tommy lee has decades of sexual assault allegations & loves tossing the N word around.
    meanwhile, female filmmakers cant even get in the room to pitch a project. but yea, sure, lets make an 8 part mini-series about 2 actively awful people. this isnt like I, Tonya no matter how much Craig Gillespie & Sebastian Stan pitch it as so (both director/actor in I,Tonya) Sebastian Stan: I was indifferent to until this past summer when he was everywhere vacationing while people died everyday. That guy seems SO profoundly ordinary, AND a total selfish tool for what he did during this past year. but the ultimate is….LILY JAMES AS PAMELA ANDERSON? that might be the worst casting Ive seen since kirsten stewart as princess diana.

  5. devon says:

    exactly, or Scarjo. the problem is this is a Hulu limited series (EIGHT HOURS OF THIS? WHAT?) those stars are too high profile & expensive salary wise to get them to do it. But Lily James as Pam Anderson?………….what! was a piece of white bread not available??

    • Dollycoa says:

      Agree with you @Devon about women and minority filmmakers not getting a look in while Seth Rogan can vomit up this shit and get a commission! It’s based on their Hollywood sex tape. 8 hours on that?

  6. Amber says:

    January Jones would be a good choice. I also think maybe Amber Heard? She’s not a great actress but she did a Guess campaign a while back and she can work the nineties glam makeup. but honestly I don’t know who will be interested in watching a show like this.

    • SM says:

      Oh yes, January Jones could totally pull off Pam Anderson. Stan probably can do a sleazy creep quote well, so no worries there. But Lily James has a charisma of a cardboard, nowhere near Pam. Now, does Stan has a girlfriend? Because with Lily’s record, the girlfriends of Lily’s male costars should collect their mens’ balls, lock them up and then give them back only after the shoot ends.

      • chaotik says:

        oh dude id be totally shocked if for this project they DIDNT smash stan and james as a couple who fell for each other on set. also totally weird considering it was a minute ago chris evans was hooking up/ice cream in the park eating w/lily, & chris seems close maybe with stan as friends/costars. stan been traveling with some influencer gf? yachter? lol from a diff country. I didnt even register who was until I saw him/her using loophole countries to get into places hurting from COVID, including jettin to paradises that were literal hotspots. that tells us he’s down for whatever makes him a movie star lol clearly didnt care bout ppl dying during covid , Im sure he’s down to hook up w/lily

        tho apparently lily and dominic’s affair has been on for 4 years….!

    • Dollycoa says:

      They will definitely put them together in some kind of showmance. I have a feeling that may be the kickback from the deal more than the programme. Both of them have been behaving badly during the pandemic.
      I’ve always thought the West affair had been going on for some time. You dont just decide on the spur of the moment to go away for the weekend with a married man. Their agent was unsurprised with them canoodling in front of her because they were an established couple. My theory is that it was fine while they were both in relationships, but all the ‘look how much fun I’m having’ pap shots in London, the Chris Evan’s ‘date’s and the Rome pap episode were all Lily trying to get West to leave his wife, but hes spun the the oldest line in the book and she found out the hard way that he was never going to leave his wife.

  7. ItReallyIsYou,NotMe k8 says:

    Even with the awful casting I will probably watch this. It takes me back to the time in my youth when tabloids were the thing. I wouldn’t have admitted it, but I was fascinated by this trailer trash.

  8. LeonsMomma says:

    @Devon: From what I understand, barely anyone can get a meeting—if I correctly remember a conversation I had with a friend in the biz, he said that most places were not taking anything new because of a backlog of things signed up to be produced, but cant be because of the pandemic. I suspect that this was one of those existing projects.
    He is having a hard time getting meetings and new things produced (rare for him) . He also said that if you are a BIPOC/LBGTQ, the chances are better to get a meeting.

    • chaotik says:

      whats upsetting is there are ways so many male ‘auteur’ careers have taken the elevator while women have to take miles of stairs, often finding a dead end.

      The Vast of Night, the director of that, has never made a film before. he entered it in Slamdance, and Steven Soderbergh saw it and now he’s under his wing. movie making shortlists for award season, getting connections & funding. he asked the director to have dinner & they became buddybuddy, Soderbergh saw himself in him.
      The SAME happened for Christopher Nolan (Memento) & David Fincher. Soderbergh sees their movie, ‘discovers’ them, lunch/dinner, basically gives them the seal of approval.

      you really think he’d ever bother if they were women? no.

  9. Sumodo1 says:

    It’s ridiculous to cast Lily James as Pamela. Pam’s eyebrows on Lily James? Disaster.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    I think the bigger question is who the hell is asking for a mini series about these two??

  11. Stef says:

    I thought Machine Gun Kelly did a great Tommy in the Dirt, would be cool to him revive that role.

    As for Pam, I agree with everyone above that Lily James is a BAD choice. Amber Heard could do it, or Scarjo, but even an unknown actress who looks more like her would be a good choice. Margot Robby doesn’t seem like a good fit either. Just not dumbass hoe Lily James please. I can’t stand her.

    • Alyse says:

      Agree re MGK… and so why not stunt cast Megan Fox in a platinum wig as Pam? That’d work so much better.

      Lily is sweet next girl type (regardless of actions), they need someone sexy & can pull off trashy

    • Emily says:

      Also came to comment that they should have cast Machine Gun Kelly. I was surprised at how sexy I found him that movie because in real life I find Tommy Lee disgusting.

      • Stef says:

        Emily – yes! I found him weirdly sexy in The Dirt also, which surprised me.

        Alyse – great idea on Megan Fox. The more I think about it, she could work well,especially with MGK as Tommy. They’d also have a blast together, I’m sure.

  12. Dollycoa says:

    Nobody with any choice or discretion in their roles would do this. I doubt Margo Robbie or ScarJo would touch this with a 10 foot barge pole! Lily James is just not right image or looks wise for this role but at least she could use one of her 3 looks ( slightly open mouth) to her hearts content!

  13. NYStateofMind says:

    More like not who, WHY? These two losers.

  14. Beachbelle says:

    That header pic of Tommy Lee could be Jon Hamm. I know I’ve seen him make that face!