“Pam and Tommy” Used A Lot Of Wigs

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

There has been a lot of talk about Lily James’ astonishing transformation to look like Pamela Anderson on Hulu’s “Pam and Tommy” mini-series.

The comedy deals with the true story behind the first-ever viral video in history – the sex tape of Pamela Anderson (James) and Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan). Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling and Andrew Dice Clay co-star.

This week Barry Lee Moe, the hair department head for the upcoming limited series, confirmed to Variety that it took James anywhere from three to five hours in hair and makeup every morning to pull off the transformation.

Moe confirmed that the series had completed filming on Friday and that “we ended up using 25 wigs in the end. Everyone from Seth Rogen to Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling all wore wigs because we transform them into new characters.”

The one actor who didn’t wig up? Stan who simply grew his hair out: “Sebastian is the only one who doesn’t wear a wig. We had a keratin treatment done, and we colored it every few weeks.”

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