Pam & Tommy, a Hulu limited series, has so many intriguing aspects. Based on the true story of how a discontented contractor (Seth Rogen) decided to get even with a rock star who refused to pay for his work by stealing from him, ending up with a very private VHS tape that went on to become a global sensation, forever changing the lives of actress Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan).
Prior to his part as the drummer in ‘Pam & Tommy,’ Sebastian Stan admitted to seeing Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson’s sex tape “for research.” And now, after donning tattoos and dropping weight to play Tommy Lee, the Mötley Crüe drummer, in Hulu’s limited series “Pam & Tommy,” he’s getting Emmy buzz. Stan recently revealed that Baywatch has been a part of his life since he was a kid.
‘I remember “Baywatch” more than anything’ – Sebastian Stan
During an interview with Variety, none other than our favorite F.R.I.E.N.D.S. famed Jennifer Aniston asked Stan if he was familiar with Tommy and Pam in the 90s and how much did he study for his role in Pam & Tommy. To this, Sebastian Stan replied that he remember Baywatch more than anything, which very well justifies his amazing portrayal of Tommy in the limited series.
“I’m from Europe originally. Romania. And then I lived in Vienna for a while. We moved to New York in ’95. I remember “Baywatch” more than anything. Even in Europe, we used to watch that religiously. You know, communism or not, you got “Baywatch.” But I didn’t really know what happened. That’s what was surprising about doing the show — how many people really didn’t know that the tape was stolen, or they had nothing to do with it.”
Sebastian Stan and Lily James, who plays the ‘Baywatch’ actress, reportedly spent hours examining the real-life footage of the former pair, according to sources. Every day, they spent hours transforming into Pamela and Tommy before filming. Both performers were taken aback when they were cast in the film and admitted to being “terrified” at first.
Pam & Tommy is an eight-episode biographical drama available for streaming on Hulu.
Source – Variety
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