Kickstart your Wednesday with Pam & Tommy.
The new Hulu limited series, which tells the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee‘s infamous sex tape, premieres today. The Baywatch superstar is played by Baby Driver and Yesterday actor Lily James, while The Falcon and the Winter Soldier‘s Sebastian Stan trades his vibranium arm for a pair of drumsticks to portray the Mötley Crüe rocker.
Speaking with ABC Audio, Stan shares that he feels Pam & Tommy will tell the truth of such a highly sensationalized story.
“You hear things about it, or you’ve heard something about it, but you don’t really know what happened, you don’t really know the true story,” Stan says. “I think it was a nice opportunity for us to be able to tell that story, finally, as it pertains to how it affected [Anderson and Lee], but also really, truly what happened.”
In playing Lee, Stan says that was “always conscious” of the real person.
“I think any time you’re playing a real person, it’s inevitable that you’re gonna be thinking about them, just purely from a sense of respect,” Stan says. “You wanna learn about that person as much as you can, and you wanna be able to go out there and take your best shot.”
“You’re not these people, you’re never gonna be these people,” he adds. “You can give it your best shot and your best guess. But, absolutely, you’re always conscious of them.”
The Pam & Tommy cast also includes Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman and Taylor Schilling.
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