Nobody believed that Lily James and Sebastian Stan could turn into Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Their transformation surprised everyone – it was the effect of a make-up that lasted for hours.
The makers of the Hulu miniseries “Pam & Tommy” proved once again that good makeup can completely change actors. Lily James (“Downton Abbey”, “War and Peace”) attracted particular attention, as without proper makeup it is difficult to see any resemblance to Pamela Anderson.
Pam & Tommy: How long did it take to make up Lily James?
Barry Lee Moe, head of the hair department, revealed some details about the backstage of “Pam & Tommy” in an interview with Variety. As it turns out, James’ makeup for the role of Pamela Anderson took as much time every day as creating a zombie or alien on a fantasy blockbuster.
“It took three to five hours each morning to get makeup and hair done before we started shooting,” he said.
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And it’s not hard to believe it, because in the promotional photos Lily James does not look like himself at all. But it looks like Pamela Anderson’s twin sister. But not only she had to be made-up.
Sebastian Stan’s transformation into Tommy Lee also turned out to be impressive, although he was the only one who did not have to wear a wig (but his hair was dyed). Anthony Mackie, his colleague from the TV series “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, did not hide his fear of Stan’s new role.
– I was frightened. I reacted: “What are you doing? Are you playing Tommy Lee?” And then I saw the first picture he sent me, and it teaches humility when you see your friend and he succeeds. He rocks. I mean, he was really capable of this transformation and such a role is every actor’s dream – he said.
Barry Lee Moe announces that there are a lot of exciting make-ups in the series “Pam & Tommy”:
– Finally, we had 25 wigs. Everyone, from Seth Rogen to Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, everyone wears wigs because we characterize them for new heroes.
“Pam & Tommy” is Hulu’s comedy miniseries that tells the true story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape. Seth Rogen plays Rand Gauthier, the guy who stole and sold the sex tape. The cast also includes Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, and Andrew Dice Clay. Shooting finished last week. The release date has yet to be announced, but it will likely be in 2022.