Pamela Anderson has said she felt “violated” by the producers of the new TV series about her infamous sex tape, but she doesn’t blame Lily James for portraying her on the show.
The Hulu mini-series, titled Pam & Tommy, chronicles the whirlwind romance of Baywatch star Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, played by Sebastian Stan, and the stolen history of their intimate video that surfaced on the Internet after it was stolen from their home in 1997. had leaked. ,
The series was later nominated for a string of Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, including Best Actor and Actress for James and Stan for both award shows.
In a new interview with The Guardian, actress and model Anderson has said she feels “violated” by Hulu, the show’s producers, who she claims has never been in contact with her, asking: “They should How is it allowed?”
On James, she said: “I heard he was nominated for an Emmy, but maybe that was a joke.
“It is not his fault; It’s a job. But whoever made it – well, it sounds like a steal some more.
The series was created for Hulu and premiered on the network as well as released on the streaming service Disney+.
James previously told US outlet Deadline that he had not heard from Anderson about the series: “I have to respect that boundary. All we wanted to do was shed light on this story and reveal it.
“It’s a really ugly truth about how terrible what happened to her was, and we were by Pamela’s side every moment of it.”
In an in-depth interview with The Guardian, Anderson reflects on her tumultuous relationship with Lee and other partners in her life, which she documents in her upcoming memoir Love, Pamela and the Netflix documentary Pamela, A Love Story , which will be launched. On 31 January.
The 55-year-old admitted there were challenges with her relationship with Lee, whom she married in 1995, including her being “so jealous” of him interacting with other men: “I thought that’s what love was. “
She added: “But the love of my life was Tommy. And I know it wasn’t perfect, but you know, nobody’s perfect.
“Oh well, perfect for me. Two incomplete, crazy people. We produced two beautiful children and so I have no regrets.”
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In 1998, Lee was sentenced to six months in the Los Angeles County Jail for beating Anderson, and the couple later divorced.
The pair had two sons, Brandon, 26, and Dylan Lee, 25, who said Anderson encouraged her to make the new documentary so people could understand who she really was.
“They didn’t deserve all the drama. But, regardless of the gene pool, they are perfect gentlemen,” she said.
“It makes me suffocate to see him today because he is such a nice man.”
Throughout her life, she was also married and later divorced several times to Kid Rock, Rick Salomon, Jon Peters, and Dan Hayhurst.
She revealed that in January 2022, she gave herself a goal: “Don’t date any men. Just focus… just love yourself.”
During that time, the actress and former Playboy Playmate worked on a memoir and documentary that would tell her story from her perspective.
Reflecting on the past year of being “alone”, she said: “I’m rarely around my friends.
“The ability to be alone is the ability to love, isn’t it? But it’s going to be good for me.
“I’m going to be able to get it done, because now with the documentary and the book, people will see the whole character. And then – maybe – I can be a human again.”
Hulu has been contacted for comment.
The full interview can be read at The Guardian.