Everything Tommy Lee Has Said About Hulu's 'Pam & Tommy' Series

After almost four years in the making, the highly anticipated real-life drama Pam & Tommy is almost upon us.

The eight-part series retraces the early days of Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee's marriage and the tumultuous events that followed after their private sex tape was leaked to the public via the internet, without their consent.

Lily James and Sebastian Stan look almost unrecognizable as Pam & Tommy, with both stars spending hours in hair and makeup to complete the look. James is complete with fake tan, false nails, a prosthetic chest piece, and a convincing accent, while Stan is covered in tattoos, sporting long-black hair and eyeliner and he even took drumming lessons to nail down the role of Tommy Lee.

Anderson and Lee haven't been involved in the making of Pam & Tommy, but Tommy has let his thoughts and feelings be known on the series, whereas Pamela is yet to comment. Here's what Tommy Lee has said so far about Pam & Tommy.

Everything Tommy Lee Has Said About Pam & Tommy

The good news is, Tommy Lee has given his blessing for the Hulu miniseries, Pam & Tommy.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in September 2021, two months after filming wrapped, Tommy described the series as a "really beautiful story" and revealed he had been in contact with Stan.

He said: "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."

Lee added: "The story's actually cool. What actually happened wasn't, but [Stan] tells me it's pretty wild.

"I feel like it was forever ago. But it's a cool story and people need to know. It's cool. I'm stoked."

To prepare for the role, Stan watched numerous interviews of Tommy on Youtube and read his autobiography Tommyland as well as Mötley Crüe's autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band. He spent months learning to play the drums, he told Variety.

Stan also shared he was in contact with Lee as he prepared for the role, but didn't spill the details of their conversation.

However, he did share with Variety that Lee "seemed touched and appreciative that I took the time to even reach out and connect."

Back in May 2021, Stan posted a photo of himself on Instagram in full Lee costume on the set of Pam & Tommy. He captioned the image with a quote from Lee himself: "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

Unfortunately at the moment, the same can't be said for his ex-wife, Pamela Anderson, who is yet to publicly comment on the series. James and the producers reached out to Anderson and her team, but Anderson chose not to engage.

Pam & Tommy writer Robert Siegel told Variety: "So we've respected her desire not to be involved."

He added: "The show loves Pam. So I hope Pam loves the show. She's certainly the hero of the show. At every step of the way, we've tried to do right by her. From the writing to working very closely with Lily, who kind of grew into our custodian of the character."

Nick Offerman, who stars as Uncle Miltie in the series, told Newsweek he hoped Lee and Anderson would "appreciate" the show's efforts to tell the truth about what happened to them.

He said: "It's quite clear once you see all eight episodes, that the writers and producers really want to set the record straight here. I think an unwitting audience could make presumptions that there's something exploitative or something at all salacious about this and it's quite the opposite. I think that they [Pamela and Tommy] would see that the show's heart is in the right place and hopefully appreciate our efforts."

The first three episodes of Pam & Tommy premiere on Wednesday, February 2, on Hulu. The remaining five episodes will air every Wednesday on the streaming platform.

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The real Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in the 1990s. Steve Starr/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images

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