Pamela Anderson Will Not Watch Pam & Tommy Mini-Series
Pamela Anderson will not be watching Pam & Tommy, the upcoming Hulu mini-series based around the supermodel’s infamous leaked sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe).
The report on Pam’s feelings about seeing herself portrayed on screen comes via Us Weekly. “She had no involvement whatsoever” in the making of the show, an unnamed insider tells the site, and therefore “won’t be watching.”
What’s more, actress Lily James (Baby Driver, Rebecca), who is playing Anderson in the series, attempted to reach out to Anderson to get her support, but those efforts were ignored. “I was really hopeful that she would be involved. I wish it had been different,” she said. James claimed that she’s “never worked so hard” on a project, adding, “I read the books [Anderson] has written, I read her poetry, I can parrot along to all her interviews.”
Lee, meanwhile, has been vocal about his support for the series. Last September, Lee revealed that he’s friends with the actor playing him in the series, Sebastian Stan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The Devil All the Time), and that he’s “stoked” the story is being told:
“I know Sebastian, he’s playing me. From what he’s told me, really beautiful story. I think a lot of people would think it’s one thing, but it’s really about privacy and how things got crazy then. There’s different laws now.”
Lee went on to say that “The story’s actually cool, what actually happened wasn’t,” and that “people need to know” what transpired.
Pam & Tommy will reunite Stan with Craig Gillespie, director of 2017’s I, Tonya. It’s being written and executive produced by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler, Big Fan) and DV DeVincentis (High Fidelity, American Crime Story). In addition to Stan and James, it stars Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) as the dude who stole the couple’s sex tape, Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), comedian Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga (Leprechaun Returns), Spencer Granese (Better Call Saul), and Mozhan Marnò (The Blacklist).
The eight-episode series premieres on Hulu, Disney+ (Star) and Star+ on February 2. You can watch two trailers below.