Lily James reached out to Pamela Anderson earlier than filming ‘Pam & Tommy,’ however she did not hear again

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Lily James will play Pamela Anderson. (Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for BFI)

Lily James will play Pamela Anderson. (Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for BFI)

Lily James immersed herself in all the things Pamela Anderson to organize for her function within the upcoming Hulu sequence Pam & Tommy, however what she did not do is discuss to the lady herself. 

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In a brand new interview, James informed Net-a-Porter’s Porter journal that she did attempt, although. 

“And I was very hopeful that we would be in touch right up until we started filming,” James stated of the previous Baywatch star.

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Moreover, James defined that she additionally had hoped she would have greater than an off-the-cuff dialog with Anderson. She truly needed her to have been concerned within the undertaking, which focuses on Anderson and the Mötley Crüe rocker’s romance and, after a tape of them having intercourse was stolen and leaked, a full-blown scandal. 

“I wish it had been different,” the previous Downton Abbey actress stated. “My sole intention was to take care of the story and to play Pamela authentically.”

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Even with out Anderson’s assist, James took a fairly deep dive.

“I’ve never worked so hard,” James stated. “I read the books [Anderson] has written, I read her poetry, I can parrot along to all her interviews. And then, of course, there was the physical transformation. Slowly, our incredible team found a balance where I resembled Pamela but also felt like I could act through it.”

Four hours of make-up and different preparation day by day have been required for her to develop into the enduring blonde.

“I’ve never done anything where I look very different from myself before. And I’d really like to continue in this vein, because I felt there was something very freeing and liberating in it,” James stated. “There was a bravery that came from that. A courage that came from… disappearing.”

So a lot in order that she did not wish to cease enjoying the half.

“I hated it,” she stated of changing into herself once more. “It was like being stripped of all these superpowers! I’d really enjoyed the physicality and the sensuality, even down to the long fingernails. There was just so much character to hold on to — it was really thrilling.”

The English actress stated taking one other take a look at what occurred within the scandal felt vital.

“The shaming was so extreme. Unfortunately, that’s still the case, don’t you think?” James requested. “Women are held to much higher standards and attacked in ways that feel so vicious. Pamela had such wit and grace in the way that she held herself. I admire that strength.”


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