Shocking: Lily James devotes ‘3 to 5 hours’ to transform into Pamela Anderson for ‘Pam and Tommy’

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The mini-series ‘Pam and Tommy’ follow the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee and their relationship going back to the whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.

There is no doubt that Lily James, who will be playing Pamela looks exactly like her younger self after hair and make up, but as revealed on Monday by Barry Lee Moe, the hair department head for the film, told Variety that turning the 32-year-old star into a blonde bombshell took “anywhere from three to five hours of hair and makeup every morning.”

And not only James but nearly all the characters spent a very long time getting all done up. “We ended up using 25 wigs in the end, everyone from Seth Rogen to Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling all wore wigs because we transform them into new characters,” said Moe.

However, the only one that has their natural locks in the film is Sebastian Stan, who plays the Motley Crue drummer. But he did have to make moderate modifications for his look. He had to grow his hair out and then get a hair straightening treatment. “We had a keratin treatment done, and we coloured it every few weeks,” the hair director explained. 

In May, James shared a picture of her in full costume, complete with an intense smoky eye and lace-up bustier on Instagram. She captioned the post: “‘It’s great to be blonde. With low expectations, it’s very easy to surprise people’ – Pamela Anderson.”

According to the streaming service, the show will be “a comedic limited series [based] on the true story behind the release of the first-ever viral video in history — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.” 


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