Well, that's awkward! Lily James plays Pamela Anderson in the upcoming mini-series, Pam & Tommy. Of course, the story is about the explosive romance between Tommy Lee and one of the most famous Playboy models ever.
The British actress tried to contact Anderson, perhaps to hear her side of the story, and get blessings. However, she never received a call back.
James told Net-a-Porter Magazine:
"I was really hopeful that she would be involved. I wish it had been different."
"My sole intention was to take care of the story and to play Pamela authentically."
And while Lily James remains hopeful that Pamela will get in touch, we wouldn't hold our breaths.
The Baywatch star already made some remarks about the project, all negative.
Lily stated that she read all about the couple, including Pamela's books, pointing out that she cares about the project.
The whole making-off was challenging, as Lily, who played Cinderella, had to spend hours in the makeup room every day and then shot with a wig, fake tan, and breasts.
James also wants to point out that the infamous sex tape of Tommy and Pamela brought out double standards.
"The shaming was so extreme. Unfortunately, that's still the case, don't you think? Women are held to much higher standards and attacked in ways that feel so vicious. Pamela had such wit and grace in the way that she held herself. I admire that strength ... I want to be part of these attempts at change. I realize a lot of it's incredibly sensitive and difficult."
Tommy, played by Sebastian Stan, did not face any negative press. The rocker supports this series, and he shared:
I know Sebastian, he's playing me. From what he's told me, really beautiful story."
"I think a lot of people would think it's one thing, but it's really about privacy and how things got crazy then. There's different laws now."
After divorcing Tommy in 1998, Anderson said:
"The story's actually cool, what actually happened wasn't."
The series will premiere on Wednesday, Feb. 2, on Hulu. Something tells us that Pamela won't be watching it.
Many will agree that it is quite bizarre to have some of the hardest moments of your life televised for your children to see.