‘Pam and Tommy’: See Lily James’s mind-blowing Pamela Anderson transformation
Sometimes, actors can utterly transform themselves for an acting role. A large part of that transformation, however, comes down to whatever witchcraft is happening with the people in charge of hair, make-up, and costuming. Have you ever seen Face-Off on Syfy? It’s practically sorcery, we say, sorcery! How else can we explain Sebastian Stan & Lily James’ transformation for Hulu’s Pam and Tommy?
The first photo for the series was released over the weekend. Oh boy. Consider our minds thoroughly blown. Sebastian Stan looks very nearly like Tommy Lee Jones, but it’s Lily James’ transformation into Pam Anderson that’s blowing our brains out of our skulls, you know? It’s wild how much she looks like her. But that’s the power of hair, make-up, and costuming, we suppose.
Pam and Tommy follows the couple in the aftermath of the leak of their notorious sex tape. Joining Stan and James are Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, and Andrew “Dice” Clay. Seth Rogen, who developed the series with Evan Goldberg, plays the guy who leaks the tape. Rob Siegel wrote the series, which was directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya), who knows about transforming actors.
Let’s see Twitter’s reactions to the transformations, shall we?
I love how the 90s are back. Lily James’ Pam is spot on pic.twitter.com/eiz7co0qWl
— ⭐️Wiffy Mountbatten⭐️ (@wyntermitchell) May 7, 2021
Seriously, did Lily James summon a demon?
She looks exactly like a young Pam Anderson. Stan’s Tommy Lee Jones is a bit off, but . . . seriously?!
Trying to see Lily James under her Pamela Anderson makeup pic.twitter.com/kN15xECuD2
— 246 days until scream (2022) (@caseyyoung00) May 7, 2021
Is this method acting?
We’re all squinting. Trying to find Lily James.
Lily James always understands the assignment pic.twitter.com/ayYR7rEtbG
— Ana M (@CapitAnna) May 8, 2021
The superior Lily
Lily James is clearly some sort of high achiever.
I mean, give the makeup artist who turned Lily James into Pamela Anderson an Emmy already pic.twitter.com/cHqerqFTEC
— Esther Zuckerman (@ezwrites) May 7, 2021
There are no other nominees
This make-up artist has won. Go home. Competition is over. They. Won.
Lily James as Pam Anderson
Pam Anderson in “Barb Wire” pic.twitter.com/Oyk44YdF4Q
— cuntraversial (@fendifaguette) May 7, 2021
There are no differences
It’s the same picture.
When they cast Lily James as Pam Anderson I was like “????” But now that I have seen the transformation I am like “🤯🤯🤯” basically I am very shook and v excited to see what Craig Gillespie is serving us with that 👀
— Cody House (@CodyHouse53) May 8, 2021
Did you hear the exploding sounds over the weekend?
Everyone’s mind was blown.
when i first saw lily james as pam anderson, i was absolutely shocked how good she looked and now i can't get that picture out of my head. i've been thinking about it for the last 3 days. help me.
— hades' sidechick; (@millymonka) May 9, 2021
This was all of us this weekend
Honey, we’re all in the same boat. There’s no saving any of us.
It has been 10 hours and I am still thinking of Lily James as Pam Anderson help my bisexuality
— Becca Sarah (@JoviTempest) May 8, 2021
Bisexuals, pansexuals, lesbians, and maybe the straights are having a moment.
Hats off to the make-up and hair team that have managed to make Lily James look like Pam Anderson, wouldn't have thought it could work so well until I saw these👏👏#PamandTommy @hulu pic.twitter.com/E69MsTScao
— Film Carnage (@Film_Carnage) May 8, 2021
Who is on the hair & make-up teams and why aren’t they doing everything?!
how it started how it's going pic.twitter.com/2yqIdz6mpt
— Collider Extras (@ColliderVideo) May 7, 2021
Talk about disappearing into a role
These are still, both, Lily James.