Lily James On The Intimate Scenes In Pam & Tommy: "We Wanted To Revel In That Passion And Explosion Of Their Relationship"
The eight-part series about the Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson's sex video scandal will premiere on Disney+ on Feb 2.
Lily James wanted to revel in the "passion" of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's romance in Pam & Tommy.
The 32-year-old actress, who plays the former Baywatch star in the new drama series, has revealed how she approached shooting intimate scenes with Sebastian Stan, who plays the part of Tommy.
Speaking to Variety, she shared: "You always have to approach those scenes with caution and make sure that you really trust the people involved.
"First point of call is the script. Do we feel it’s necessary? Do we feel that it’s progressing the story? Is it crucial to the character? Then you work with the director and how you’re going to block it and the intimacy coach. I felt very supported in all those aspects. It was very collaborative; we really spoke through each choice of what we wanted to show. It’s very choreographed, which is really important too."
Lily was determined to capture the dramatic nature of their high-profile romance with her on-screen performance.
The former Downton Abbey star explained: "Certainly, with Pam & Tommy, and those crazy four days, we wanted to revel in that passion and explosion of their relationship. But we also didn’t want it to feel sensational or unnecessary."
Lily previously mentioned that she reached out to Pamela to speak with her about the show and get her support. Alas, she did not respond.
“I was really hopeful that she would be involved. I wish it had been different,” Lily told Net-a-Porter’s Porter. “My sole intention was to take care of the story and to play Pamela authentically."
Meanwhile, Pamela reportedly said she won't be watching Pam & Tommy any time soon. An inside told Us, “She had no involvement whatsoever” in the making of the show."
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