Break the Internet! Lily james and Sebastien stan are unrecognizable because they channel their interior Pamela Anderson and Tommy lee for Hulu’s upcoming series on the former couple’s leaked sex tape.
The streaming service released the first preview of Pam & Tommy, which is based on “the true story behind the release of the very first viral video in history – the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape,” in November 2021.
After Anderson and Lee tied the knot a week after meeting in 1995, they filmed a tape of their honeymoon that ended up in the hands of a former porn actor. Rand Gauthier (played by Seth Rogen) and his accomplice Uncle Miltie (played by Nick offerman).
“It’s so private,” the character of Offerman says in the series’ first preview. “It’s like we are seeing something that we are not supposed to see. That’s kind of what makes it so hot.
Shortly after the duo acquired the band, the Baywatch alum and Mötley Crüe’s drummer have been made aware of the leak.
“With every second that passes, this tape could spread,” says James Anderson in the trailer. Stan, who plays the songwriter, doesn’t seem too confused and responds, “Baby, we’ll get him back.”
The exes, who were married from 1995 to 1998, were unable to retrieve the tape and it was eventually released online.
“I’m on this tape, just like you,” Stan’s version of Lee adds, to which Anderson’s James version points out, “No, not like me, you’re not.”
The model, who shares son Brandon (b.1996) and son Dylan (b.1997) with the musician, has previously spoken about the video, which she called a “vacation compilation we were naked”.
“I never saw it. I didn’t earn a dollar. It was stolen property. We made a deal to stop all the shenanigans,” Anderson detailed during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in 2015. “I was seven months pregnant with Dylan and I thought it affected the pregnancy with stress and I said, ‘I’m not going to court anymore. I’m no longer deposed by these weird and horny lawyers. I don’t want to talk about my vagina or my sex in public anymore, anything.
Although she does not seek to recall this period in her life, the director Craig gillespie weighed in on the hard work that went into the biographical series.
“It has been an incredible journey for them to make this transformation, physically with their training, but also what they do as actors. It’s a tall order any time you take on iconic characters in the media, and they’re going to be scrutinized a lot, ”Gillespie said in an interview with Hollywood journalist in May 2021. “And trying to play a character like Pamela, who is so familiar, and being able to do what is not impersonation, is a daunting task for an actor. I think audiences will be incredibly surprised at how well Lily was able to bring this character to life as a fully trained person, as opposed to impersonation.
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