Pamela Anderson is still not over Pam & Tommy, the Emmy-nominated Hulu mini-series about the fallout from the theft and release of Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape.
Anderson famously had nothing to do with the series. Even when actress Lily James, who played Anderson, reached out to the actress, she declined the contact.
Anderson said in a new interview with Variety about the series, “It was just shocking. Tommy probably thought it was funny. I remember Tommy writing me a note saying, ‘Don’t let this hurt you like it did the first time,’ because he had heard through the kids that I was kind of struggling with the idea of bringing this all up again. I don’t think he was portrayed kindly. I just know that I refuse to watch it.”
The only thing related to the miniseries that Anderson saw were billboards advertising it. She said James and Sebastian Stan dressed as her and Lee “looked like a Halloween costume to me.”
While she called the people behind the mini-series “assh-les” that “still owe me a public apology,” she is interested in speaking with James now. Anderson told Variety she asked Netflix to invite James to the premiere of her new documentary Pamela: A Love Story. The new doc hits the streaming platform on January 31.
She said, “I think it’s hard to play somebody when you don’t know the whole picture. I said to Netflix, ‘I’d love to invite Lily to the premiere of the movie.’ I’ve got nothing against Lily James. I think that she’s a beautiful girl and she was just doing the job. But the idea of the whole thing happening was just really crushing for me.”
The trailer for Pamela: A Love Story is below.
Pamela Anderson's Sexy Style Transformation Throughout the Years
Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967, in British Columbia. Pamela was first “discovered” at a British Columbia Lions football game when her image was shown on the stadium screen. The fans cheered her and she was brought down to the football field, and because of her fame in Vancouver, she signed a commercial contract with Labatt’s beer to be the “Blue Zone Girl.” After she booked more ads, Playboy soon approached her and by October 1989, she was on the cover of Playboy magazine.
With success from Playboy, Anderson moved to Los Angeles, California in 1990. A year later, she made her television debut on Home Improvement, where she starred as Lisa, the Tool Time Girl. Anderson appeared for 23 episodes from 1991-1997. Anderson then left to focus on Baywatch, playing the role of C.J. Parker.
In 1994, Pamela met Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee on New Year’s Eve 1994 in New York City. In February 1995, they got married in Cancun, Mexico. The couple welcomed two sons over the next few years, Brandon Thomas Lee (born June 6, 1996) and Dylan Jagger Lee (December 29, 1997). During this time, the couple had their pornographic video stolen from their home. Both of them sued the website that stole the video, but their case was not settled and the video is still on the internet. Two months later, Pamela filed for divorce when her husband assaulted her and he was sentenced to six months in jail.
See below photos of Pamela Anderson throughout the years and how she has remained sexy. Her book, Love, Pamela, is out January 31. The documentary Pamela, A Love Story, will hit Netflix January 31 as well.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.