Movie and television stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan are coming to Hulu for a new project, but even some of their biggest fans might not have recognized them right away when it comes to their new looks. James and Stan will play Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee for Hulu's Pam & Tommy series, and the first looks at them as Anderson and Lee confirm that Hulu isn't holding back in transforming the stars into the '90s icons.
Pam & Tommy will be a limited series based on the true story of the release of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape as the first-ever viral video. And while the subject matter seems like it has the potential to get heavy, the series is going to be comedic, so Lily James and Sebastian Stan (not to mention their co-star Seth Rogen) will deliver some laughs to go along with their new looks.
Based on Lily James' look in the official images released by Hulu, I think it's already safe to say that any fans of James from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again might have to do a double take at her Pamela Anderson ensemble:
Mamma mia! Between the outfit, the makeup, the hair, the nails, and even her body language and expression, Lily James is all but unrecognizable as she goes full Pamela Anderson. If I hadn't known that this was a new picture of James for a TV show, I might have thought that this was a very high-quality photo of the real Anderson from back in the day.
How Lily James handles the portrayal of Anderson remains to be seen, but so far I'd say that she and the Pam & Tommy team have absolutely nailed the look. Can Lily James as Anderson hang out with Shameless vet Emmy Rossum as Angelyne now? They seem like they'd get along swimmingly!
And Lily James isn't the only Pam & Tommy star to receive what looks like a full-body makeover to guarantee a whole new look for the show. Sebastian Stan, best known for his work as Bucky Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fresh off the finale of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, couldn't look much less like the Winter Soldier if he tried. Check him out:
Hello there, Tommy Lee! Sebastian Stan is rocking the tattoos he needs to play the Mötley Crüe drummer for the Hulu TV show, along with a chain necklace, some eyeliner, and a couple of nipple rings for Lily James' Pam Anderson to bite on. This image of Stan also shows a bit more of James' look as well, as it proves that she'll be sporting an arm tattoo a la the real Anderson for the series too.
Hulu may have only released a couple of images from the series so far, but these two pictures prove that the show is going the extra mile when it comes to the details. Another star happened to share an image from the show, but Seth Rogen's peek at what he'll wear for Pam & Tommy reveals a look that is on the opposite end of the spectrum from what Lily James and Sebastian Stan are sporting. Take a look from Twitter:
Seth Rogen is playing Rand Gauthier, the man responsible for stealing and leaking the sex tape back in the '90s, for Pam & Tommy. While Lily James and Sebastian Stan got their photos snapped while striking some pretty cool poses, Rogen is rocking a pair of jean shorts, a long-sleeved striped polo shirt, and some white socks hiked up to snap a mirror selfie. Throw in the mullet, and it's not hard to understand why Rogen went for the caption that he did!
Hulu has not yet announced a premiere date for Pam & Tommy, but the limited series is clearly already in production with three big-name stars looking very different from how fans usually see them. Hopefully more details about the show will continue to release in the coming weeks. For now, keep an eye on our 2021 summer TV premiere schedule for what's on the way, and be sure to check out our calendar of upcoming 2021 TV finales.
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