Between current fashion trends and revamped TV classics, nostalgia is becoming a major factor within the realm of pop culture. This couldn’t be any clearer than with Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, which depicts the tumultuous 90s-era marriage between model and actress Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. In the limited series, the two stars will be portrayed by Lily James and Sebastian Stan, and the public has already been treated to a behind-the-scenes look at them in the roles. While many were enamored with their looks for the show, the public doesn’t seem to be giving as much shine to co-star Seth Rogen. And I’m here to remind you of his new look, which even includes a mullet.
Seth Rogen, who is also developing Pam & Tommy under his Point Grey Pictures production banner, plays a key role in the upcoming miniseries. The Invincible actor will star as Rand Gauthier, the electrician who managed to get his hands on Anderson and Lee’s sex tape. Said video came into Gauthiier’s possession after he stole a safe from the married couple’s home back in 1995.
It’s more than clear that Lily James and Sebastian Stan have committed to their roles, but the same can definitely be said of Seth Rogen. The actor really has transformed to play Rand Gauthier, even parting ways with his beard in the process. Check out Rogen’s look in an Instagram post from the Pam & Tommy’s official account:
I don’t think any of us had a beardless Seth Rogen with a mullet on our 2021 bingo cards. It’s honestly a bit jarring to see him without any sort of facial hair. Yes, he has gone clean shaven in projects in the past but, in recent years, he’s sported a pretty solid beard when he is and isn’t working.
As weird as it may be, Seth Rogen’s look is on the money, as it gives off plenty of ‘90s vibes. His look is just one example of how detailed he, Evan Goldberg and their collaborators want the show to be. Set photos have even revealed that the series will perfectly capture Pamela Anderson’s Baywatch look.
While some fans may be getting a kick out of the nostalgia, not everyone appears to be pleased with Pam & Tommy getting made. Courtney Love, a longtime friend of Pamela Anderson, shared some brutally honest thoughts on the matter, even dropping an F-bomb in the process. Love argued that the sex tape situation “destroyed” Anderson’s life and, in her message, she also sent well wishes to her friend in the midst of the miniseries’ production.
We'll have to wait and see how the creative team has chosen to approach Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s story. But with Seth Rogen helping to tell what’s already an unusual story, it’s a foregone conclusion that things are going to get interesting. And based on looks alone, the cast seems game to take on the challenge.
Hulu has yet to announce a release date for Pam & Tommy. As you wait for it to drop, you can check out CinemaBlend’s 2021 summer TV premiere schedule to learn about the new and returning shows arriving in the coming months.
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Erik Swann is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. He began working with the publication in 2020 when he was hired as Weekend Editor. Today, he continues to write, edit and handle social media responsibilities over the weekend. On weekdays, he also writes TV and movie-related news and helps out with editing and social media as needed. He graduated from the University of Maryland, where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After shifting into multi-platform journalism, he started working as a freelance writer and editor before joining CB. Covers superheroes, sci-fi, comedy, and almost anything else in film and TV. He eats more pizza than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.