Pamela Anderson refused to watch Pam & Tommy and would not even MEET Lily James


Pamela Anderson says she refused to watch Pam & Tommy and would not even MEET Lily James when the actress tried to reassure her about the series

Pamela Anderson has revealed that she refused to watch Pam & Tommy, the miniseries about her leaked sex tape with her first husband Tommy Lee.

Starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan in the title roles, the show was reported to have upset Pamela when it ran in 2021. 

Now Pamela, 55, has told the New York Times she declined to even meet with Lily, 33, when the younger actress wrote trying to reassure her about the project.

Nope: Pamela Anderson has revealed that she refused to watch Pam & Tommy, the miniseries about her leaked sex tape with her first husband Tommy Lee

Lily apparently sent a handwritten note asking if she could speak to Pamela and attempting to persuade her that she only wanted to do her proud.

During the height of her fame in the 1990s, Pamela and Tommy became the center of the first major celebrity sex tape scandal.

A private video of them making love was stolen and then sold off by Rand Gauthier, played by Seth Rogen on Pam And Tommy. 

‘It was already hurtful enough the first time,’ Pamela said. ‘It’s like one of those things where you’re going: “Really?” People are still capitalizing off that thing?’ 

Transformation: Lily James (pictured in 2019) was unrecognizable as she disappeared into the part of Pam on the headline-grabbing Hulu series

Nope: Now Pamela, 55, has told the New York Times she declined to even meet with Lily when the younger actress wrote trying to reassure her about the project (pictured)

Transformation: Lily James (pictured left in 2019) was unrecognizable as she disappeared into the part of Pam on the headline-grabbing Hulu series (right)

The way they were: During the height of her fame in the 1990s, Pamela and Tommy, who were then married, became the center of the first major celebrity sex tape scandal

The way they were: During the height of her fame in the 1990s, Pamela and Tommy, who were then married, became the center of the first major celebrity sex tape scandal

Pamela has now taken the reins of her life story and is on the verge of releasing both a memoir and a Netflix documentary about herself.

She was such a stickler about retaining her agency with the book that even when she got copy edits, she insisted on putting them in on her own. 

‘It really was life or death. I felt I need to tell my story. And I really couldn’t let anybody do it but me,’ the Baywatch bombshell explained to the New York Times.

Her latest digs at Pam And Tommy come after she declared that she felt ill about the sex tape scandal being dredged up again in recent years.

Resemblance: The erstwhile couple were the subject of a 2021 miniseries called Pam And Tommy starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan

Loved-up: Pam and Tommy are pictured sharing a kiss at the American Music Awards in 1996, the year of the sex tape scandal

Resemblance: The erstwhile couple (right) were the subject of a 2021 miniseries called Pam And Tommy starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan (left)

In a trailer for her new Netflix documentary, she said: ‘I blocked that stolen tape out of my life in order to survive, and now that it’s all coming up again, I feel sick.’

Upon its release, Pam And Tommy hit the headlines for its sensational, raunchy content, including a scene involving a large talking penis.

An Entertainment Tonight source claimed that the series ‘has been very painful for Pamela Anderson and for anyone that loves her. It is shocking that this series is allowed to happen without her approval.’

Off they go: Lily and Sebastian gave Emmy nominated performances in Pam And Tommy, which was said at the time to have deeply upset Pamela

Off they go: Lily and Sebastian gave Emmy nominated performances in Pam And Tommy, which was said at the time to have deeply upset Pamela

The insider said Pamela ‘feels so violated to this day’ by the burglary of the sex tape and said the show ‘brings back a very painful time for her.’

Pamela’s friend Courtney Love blasted the show as ‘vile’ and ‘outrageous,’ writing on social media: ‘My heart goes out to Pammy further causing her complex trauma.’

She spared a few choice words for the leading lady of the show, adding: ‘And shame on Lily James whoever the f*** she is.’ 

In her hands: Pamela has now taken the reins of her life story and is on the verge of releasing both a memoir and a Netflix documentary (pictured)

In her hands: Pamela has now taken the reins of her life story and is on the verge of releasing both a memoir and a Netflix documentary (pictured)

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