Lily James & Sebastian Stan transformed into Pam Anderson & Tommy Lee

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In December, we learned that Hulu was planning to make a miniseries about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee called, obvs, Pam and Tommy. The miniseries is supposed to be about a specific period in Tommy and Pam’s life – soon after their wedding, their sex tape (which they made during their honeymoon) was stolen and then widely distributed in the pre-internet days. Seth Rogen plays Rand Gauthier, the man who stole the tape.

As for Pam and Tommy… when the project was announced in December, Hulu had already cast Sebastian Stan and Lily James in the title roles. I actually think Sebastian Stan is great casting for Tommy, perhaps even better casting that Tommy deserves. But Lily James, the English actress who played Cinderella and banged a married man in Rome? THAT Lily James? But as it turns out, with the right wig and the right makeup, anyone can do a good Pam Anderson drag. Hulu released these images of Sebastian and Pam in character and… it’s good. Are they perfect replicas? No. While the miniseries definitely has a good hair and makeup team, you can tell that it’s not really Pam. We’ll especially be able to tell as soon as Lily opens her mouth to say her lines. She cannot do a North American accent to save her damn life.

In addition to Lily, Sebastian and Seth, the series will star Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay and more. I’ll admit it, I’m curious.

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  1. Alexis says:

    Tommy Lee is everything, I’d hit that NOW, this is like the dollar store version.

    • Kebbie says:

      Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee is not hot, but real life Sebastian is so much hotter than real life Tommy Lee! IMO, obviously.

    • harla says:

      I’d hit Seb’s Tommy all day long!! Well, actually I’m a bit older so yeah, I’d hit that for a solid 15 minutes, lol!

    • Silver Charm says:

      They look like they’re at a costume party tbh.

    • detritus says:

      I dunno, didn’t he cop to abusing Pamela?

    • ugh says:

      I’m sure he’ll do fine as Tommy, as he was pretty good in I, Tonya. But I think it’s hard for an actor to replicate that “hard living” look that Tommy had about him back in they day. Even with hair and makeup, you can tell Stan is a bit too healthy and rosy underneath. Which, of course is fine, you don’t want him living like Tommy lived.

    • SKF says:

      I just don’t find men who beat their partners up attractive…

  2. Esmom says:

    At least in her photo, Lily is such a dead ringer I had to do a triple take. I honestly don’t see Lily behind the hair and makeup, although I’m sure film will show differently.

    Seth Rogen’s jorts, lol, and his hair. I like when period projects really commit to showing how heinous the fashion and hairstyles could be (Stranger Things) versus glossing over the visually worst aspects and ending up with only a faint echo of the actual era (The Americans).

    • Xoxo says:

      In fairness, Lily needs to do a Canadian accent, as Pamela is Canadian. Haha

  3. milliemollie says:

    She didn’t look like that in pap pics from set, so looks like not only the make up people did overtime but also the editing people. And yeah, she can’t act so seeing her in motion will probably be hilariously bad. And Stan is not tall enough to play Tommy Lee, but a better actor than James.

    • Humbugged says:

      Bollocks .They don’t let people that cant add into Guildhall

      • Silver Charm says:

        She can’t do a north american accent to save her life. She’ll be a mess as usual.

      • milliemollie says:

        Lmao, so? Orlando Bloom also went there and he’s a bad actor. There enough people who went to amazing schools and are average or below average in their field.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The thing with British drama schools, and Guildhall in particular, is that the acting training is very much geared for stage performing. Performing for camera is VERY different from stage. A lot of drama school actors have said this and that they find the transition difficult – I think James is one of those actors that if you saw on stage she’d be great but on camera she’s a bit hit and miss.

      • Merricat says:

        Digi, yes. Film acting is very subtle, because the camera picks up everything and can focus very tightly on the face; stage acting is bigger, without being ott. Fine line, which is why not everyone can do it.

      • Tina says:

        I saw her in Romeo & Juliet with Richard Madden and she was great. He, OTOH, is a much better actor in film & TV, and wasn’t very good on stage. (They also had zero chemistry).

  4. Noki says:

    Pamela must kick herself ,if the height of her imfamy was during social media she would have made a killing. She said she was paid peanuts during Baywatch and seeing how she wasnt even a decent actress her star fizzled after the hype.

    • Watson says:

      She must kick herself? The sex tape was stolen property that eventually went online during her pregnancy which led to her settling lawsuits. I feel awful and disgusted this ever happened to them.

      That being said, Tommy never should have held that contractor by gunpoint and paid them. Who the hell does that?

      • Courtney B says:

        I don’t think noki meant the sex tape specifically. Just that Pam was HUGE during the whole 90s. She was everywhere. If she’d had Twitter and Facebook then she could’ve totally monetized it.

    • Meg says:

      Pam seems to have recurring issues with money to this day. Her last ex-husband admitted she used him to pay her debts. Another ex husband was a short lived marriage & she got his gambling winnings in the divorce-more than one marriage that seems to be a band aid for her debt leads me to think even if she got paid well in Baywatch she sounds like she’s got money issues constantly so she’s either overspending or has bad people in her orbit not advising her to invest at all or invest wisely

      • AnnaC says:

        I recall reading years ago that her home renovations, some because of her changing her mind but more were major structural issues discovered during construction, caused a lot of her financial problems; house was a literal money pit. I think even after it was finally finished, something happened and she had to practically rebuild with a lot of out of pocket because she was underinsured.

  5. Juliette says:

    She’s a such bad actress

  6. MellyMel says:

    I said this on twitter, but go ahead and give the hair and makeup ppl working on this project their Emmys cause that looks nothing like Lily James. I was only planning on checking this out because of Sebastian, but now I’m curious to see if Lily can pull this off.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      It all depends on if James can pull of Pamela’s voice/speech patterns – James can’t do an American accent. Pamela has a very particular way of speaking.

      • Humbugged says:

        Her family are half American (her Grandma,father ,uncle all now dead within a few years ).And she held the accent well in Baby Driver and as young Meryl in Mama Mia

      • Sarah says:

        Pam is from Canada.

      • milliemollie says:

        Ah yes, if your dead relatives had the accent then you can do it as well.

      • Ann says:

        I agree with Digital Unicorn that Lily was trained as a stage actress and it comes across on screen. She’s a bit hammy and she doesn’t play well opposite other actors, but draws attention to herself even when the scene calls for more interaction and chemistry. Some of my favorite actors are those who know how to share the screen when playing opposite others. It takes discipline, it’s both a gift and a learned skill.

        I have no interest in watching this because neither character is appealing IMO and the whole saga is just a shrug for me.

        I’ve only seen Sebastian Stan in one thing. I think he’s quite good. Lily is a perfectly decent actress and she has screen presence, but she’s limited in range and I don’t see her ever becoming a really good dramatic actress.

        Kudos to the makeup and styling department, though. She really does look like Anderson there and she looks nothing like her IRL.

      • Ann says:

        Hmmm, Humbugged. I didn’t think she sounded American in Mama Mia. I thought her English accent came through quite strongly, to the point that I thought they had ret-conned it and made Donna British. Didn’t they show her graduating from a British university in the opening scene?

      • Humbugged says:

        Americans also go to UK unis

        Saw her in Little Woods/Crossing The Line and she was fine playing Tessa Thompson’s sister .Which was funny as Lily is actually Lily Thomson

      • Sammiches says:

        It doesnt really matter if she can’t do an American accent as Pam is Canadian and has a Canadian accent. So it only matters if she can do a Canadian one.

      • Trillion says:

        If someone can’t pull-off an American accent, they won’t be able to do a Canadian one either.

      • observing says:

        Pamela’s voice, rather than her accent, might be what she has to pull off. Even with the right North American-type accent, Pamela’s way of speaking voice-wise is sort of unique to her. Accent-wise, I don’t think I could place her geographically because I don’t think she sounds regionally-specific, but I recognize her actual voice and patterns when I hear it.

  7. Lauren says:

    I’m sorry, but dressed like that Lily James looks more like drag Queen Gigi Goode than Pam Anderson.

  8. Snuffles says:

    Personally, I’ve always thought Pam Anderson’s whole look in the past was drag queenie. She’s stopped doing that and now wears more subtle makeup and is completely unrecognizable.

  9. Eleonor says:

    I remember Pam and Tommy together they were so hot together.
    And Pamela was the hottest thing around, I swear a lot of girls around the world copied her tattoos.

  10. Sarah says:

    For my money, the *only* Pamela Anderson drag that matters is Bimini Bon Boulash.

  11. detritus says:

    I don’t feel great about this one.
    During that time Pam was being abused, the tape was stolen against her will, and this just doesn’t feel good to her.

    Just my 2c

  12. JEM says:

    I nearly spit out my coffee when I got to Seth Rogen’s picture!

  13. minx says:

    I can’t believe a movie is being made about this.

    • Ann says:

      A series! I think there are eight episodes. It doesn’t seem to be like there’s enough material to stretch it that far. But apparently it’s meant to be a comedy, so maybe it will be funny. Or if it’s bad, unintentionally funny.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @minx, right. It’s a series about their MOVIE story? Will it be followed up by Kim K’s & Ray J’s and anyone else’s?

      Tommy Lee & Pam always looked dirty to me (not in a sexual sense either). They walk out of the ocean or pool and still look like they haven’t bathed/washed for weeks. Most of us might look a big scraggly coming out of those situations. It’s not even the eye makeup running either.jmo

      Whether it’s photoshopping or not, Lily does look like a clean version of Pam.

  14. Monica says:

    She looks sort of like Nancy Sinatra there. It’s a nice photo. Why do I suspect it might be the best thing about this show?

  15. Reece says:

    I did not recognize Seth Rogan. That’s a compliment.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Haha-had to double check too. He looked good in Longshot, maybe.

  16. Case says:

    My brain can’t comprehend that is Lily. The likeness to Pamela is insane!

  17. Talia says:

    Since this was apparently a genuine theft of a private sex tape, in my view anyone who viewed it was committing a sexual offence. Even if the law hadn’t caught up with technology when it occurred (certainly in my jurisdiction it would be an offence today), if it is a comedy, I don’t find sexual exploitation of people who haven’t consented to be funny. A drama about the subject and how Pamela and Tommy felt about it, possibly.

    • Meg says:

      I think at first that was the case for sure but I remember an interview where pam said others were making money off the tape her and Tommy might as well and they legally sold it at that point to get the profits themselves as opposed to others

  18. Ferdinand says:

    I feel sorry for Sebastian’s girlfriend. I’m not saying James might make a move, but he did the Rome thing and before that he was with Armie Hammer. Who now we know it’s a serial cheater and rapist , but then again, lily is not that innocent either. She would know better

  19. Amelie says:

    I don’t give a hoot about Lily James, Tommy Lee, or Pamela Anderson. But I will watch for Sebastian Stan. I am not super into superhero movies, but he turned the side character of Bucky/the Winter Soldier into such a compelling and tortured antihero. He was terrifying as the Winter Soldier and amazing as Bucky with PTSD waking up to a personal hell after years of being a mind controlled assassin. And I loved him in Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Not only is he ridiculously good looking, but he is also incredibly talented.

  20. Jayna says:

    Pam is very small-boned. To me, that’s an important thing you can’t change and Lili isn’t.

  21. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Pam and Tommy? Really? There’s desire to resurrect this volatility?

  22. Sophia says:

    Ewww Tommy Lee is so disgusting. This ruins Sebastian Stan for me