Hulu’s miniseries Pam & Tommy brought Lily James an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination, but the real Pamela Anderson isn’t interested in watching the actors act. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Anderson not only had no involvement with the series at all, but also refused to read the letter James sent him explaining why he wanted to play the “Baywatch” star.
According to Anderson, James sent her a handwritten letter saying he wanted to honor her with “Pam and Tommy.” But the 55-year-old decided not to read it. “It already hurt enough at first,” Ms. Anderson said of her private home videos being stolen and sold. “It’s like, ‘Really? Are people still using it?'”
Knowing Hollywood was willing to tell her story with or without her apparently prompted Anderson to take it back. In addition to releasing the record “Love, Pamela”, she also participated in the Netflix documentary “Pamela, a Love Story” about her life. The book will be released. In the documentary trailer, Anderson shares his candid reaction to learning about “Pam and Tommy.”
“I blocked the stolen tapes from my life to survive. And now it’s all happening again and I feel sick. I want to control the story for the first time.” She says in the trailer, “Why can’t we be the heroes of our own life stories?”
Although Anderson is unable to watch the miniseries, James claimed her goal in taking on the role of Anderson was to reconstruct the story from her point of view. told Goldderby about playing someone who is still alive, “It’s such a confusing, big conversation.” .”
She continued, “At the end of the day, I had to trust my instincts to know. My intentions were very good. I wanted to share stories that people might not be aware of. Women I wanted to see how people were treated. Look into the dreaded double standards and the real impact these violations have on people. I felt like I was walking this tightrope.