Early this week, Lily James started filming for the upcoming Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy, portraying Pamela Anderson once more. The British actress is best recognised for her role as Lady Rose Aldridge in the period drama Downton Abbey.
James made her big screen debut as Cinderella in Disney’s live-action rendition of the iconic animated picture in 2015. James has lately acted in films like Baby Driver, Darkest Hour, and Mama Mia! We’re at it again. James will play Pam Lee, the Baywatch actress, opposite Sebastian Stan, who will play Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in Pam & Tommy.
The much-anticipated series centres on the controversial celebrity couple’s scandal-plagued marriage. Anderson and Lee eloped to Cancun, Mexico, in the mid-90s, when they were at the height of their fame.
Lee was arrested following a physical fight during their three-year marriage and sentenced to six months in prison for spousal violence. A sex tape from their honeymoon was also made public, causing tabloid and entertainment news coverage. Seth Rogen plays Rand Gauthier, a former porn actor who stole and leaked the couple’s famous sex tape in Pam & Tommy. Pam and Tommy started filming in April of this year.
Pam & Tommy Set
James was sighted on the Pam & Tommy set, ready to portray her character. The 32-year-old actress is wearing a black satin shirt and a pair of matching shorts in the photo obtained by Fox News. Her hair, which she wore in a ponytail, is coloured platinum blonde, just like Anderson’s.
The actress was seen walking to the filming location with a big smile on her face, as though she was looking forward to getting back to work. Take a look at the set photographs shared on Twitter by best of lily james:
It will be fascinating to see how the Cinderella star portrays Anderson during the most controversial and crazy moment of her life. While James clearly looks the part as the seductive 90s celebrity, it’s unclear whether the new series will accurately portray the Anderson-Lee marriage. Pam & Tommy will undoubtedly stir excitement and commotion when it finally airs on Hulu, much as the renowned ex-couple did.