Lily James as Pamela Anderson

Pam & Tommy: Lily James fans will see her Pamela Anderson transformation on screen next year

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Here’s everything we know about Lily James’ new series, Pam And Tommy, including when fans can expect it to be released. 

Earlier this year, Lily James fans quickly became obsessed with the actor’s highly-anticipated BBC adaptation of Nancy Mitford’s Pursuit Of Love. It came after seeing the star appear in other hit productions, The Dig and Rebecca. James certainly knows how to do a period drama

But in her latest project, James takes on something completely different – and she is unrecognisable in her new role.

James will star as Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s upcoming eight-part limited comedy series, Pam & Tommy, with Sebastian Stan playing her on-screen husband Tommy Lee. It is based on the true story of the release of the first-ever viral video in history — the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

As reported in Deadline back in May, “The tape will play a major part in the series, [but] the story will also focus on their relationship, going back to their whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.”

The series also stars Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier, the man who stole and sold the tape. And the cast includes Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese and Mozhan Marnò. 

Hulu released first-look photos of the project and, we have to say, James’ transformation is pretty incredible. 

Barry Lee Moe, the hair department head of the series, has now revealed that filming has has finished. Explaining how he achieved such striking transformations, he told Variety that it took “anywhere from three to five hours of hair and makeup every morning before we even started filming”.

Moe added that the series should arrive in early 2022: “It’s hopefully coming out in February.” That means we don’t have too long to wait until we get to see the transformations on our screens. And it really does look like it deserves our patience.

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…