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'Pam & Tommy' on Hulu: 5 things you didn't know about Lily James

'Pam & Tommy' sees Lily James portraying the character of Pamela Anderson while Sebastian Stan plays Tommy Lee as we witness an era-defining story
Lily James as Pamela Anderson and Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee in 'Pam & Tommy' (Hulu)
Lily James as Pamela Anderson and Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee in 'Pam & Tommy' (Hulu)

Hulu has a knack for treating its viewers with engaging content and it seems the streaming platform is in no mood to stop. The platform is set to take us back to the 90s and tell the story of two people who broke the Internet with a sex tape. Yes, we are talking about none other than ‘Pam & Tommy’.

Based on the lives of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, the show tells the story of the “infamous” sex story that changed everything and made people realize how much technology has revolved. Anderson was one of the biggest stars on the planer during the 90s and the early 2000s. Her stint in the iconic TV series ‘Baywatch’ made her an instant superstar. On the other hand, Tommy Lee’s music career was also doing great.


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But the sex tape took their popularity to a whole new level and with the illegal leak of the sex tape, we saw the emergence of pop culture. Apart from having an insane premise, the show features a stellar cast that includes several award-winning actors.

So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Pam & Tommy’.

Lily James as Pamela Anderson

The supremely talented British actress began her career on stage and then made her debut on Television. Her first acting role came in the 2010 series ‘Just William’. However, 2012 turned out to be her breakthrough year and went on to make her feature film debut. On the other hand, she made an appearance on the hit show ‘Downton Abbey’. She played the role of Lady Aldridge on the show and garnered a lot of praise for her acting skills. For her role, she won the accolade for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards in 2014 and 2015.


In 2015, she also played Cinderella in Kenneth Branagh’s feature film based on the iconic character. Since then, James has garnered universal acclaim for projects such as ‘The Exception’, ‘Baby Driver’, ‘Darkest Hour’, ‘Little Woods’, ‘War & Peace’, ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ and ‘Rebecca’. 

Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee

The Romanian-American actor has appeared in a wide range of TV shows and movies to show his true potential as an actor. He studied acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England, and began his career as a stage actor. He made his acting debut in 1994 with a cameo role in the movie ‘71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance’.

However, his first major acting role came with ‘Law & Order’ in 2003. This was followed by several film appearances, including ‘Tony n' Tina's Wedding’, ‘The Architect’ and ‘The Covenant’. In 2007, he was cast as Carter Baizen in ‘Gossip Girl’ and appeared in 11 episodes. The actor became an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2011 and portrayed the character of Bucky Barnes in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. His character was re-introduced in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ as The Winter Soldier’.


He has reprised the role of Winter Soldier in movies such as ‘Ant-Man’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Black Panther’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’.

Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier

Rogen originally started his career as a stand-up comedian, but later went on to star in several TV sitcoms. He made his acting debut with the 2001 movie ‘Donnie Darko’ and in the same year, he was hired as a writer on Judd Apatow’s TV show ‘Undeclared’. As a writer, he has also worked on projects such as ‘Da Ali G Show’, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘The League’.


Meanwhile, his acting career took off with supporting roles in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Super Bad’, ‘50/50’, ‘This is the End’, ‘The Interview’, and ‘An American Pickle’. Apart from acting, he has also produced and penned shows projects like ‘Preacher’, ‘Future Man’, ‘Black Monday’, ‘Invincible’, and more. 

Nick Offerman as Uncle Miltie

The acclaimed actor got international recognition after starring in the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, where he played the role of Ron Swanson. For his role on the show, he won the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy. He garnered a lot of praise for his acting on FX’s black comedy ‘Fargo’. The actor received a nomination for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.


Offerman has also co-hosted the reality competition series ‘Making It’, with Amy Poehler. His acting credits include ‘All Good Things’, ’21 Jump Street’, ‘We’re the Millers’, ‘A Walk in the Woods’, ‘Knight of Cups’, ‘The Founder’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, and ‘The Great North’. 

Taylor Schilling as Erica Gauthier

Born on July 27, 1984, Schilling kick-started her career on stage and did a lot of plays. She made her feature film debut in 2007 with ‘Dark Matter’. Meanwhile, in 2009, she made her TV debut with the NBC show ‘Mercy’. However, her moment of glory came in 2013 when she was cast as Piper Chapman on the Netflix series ‘Orange is the New Black’. The show was really successful and had universal success. Schilling garnered praise and went on to get nominations in the Best Actress category at the Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes.


Since then, she has appeared on projects like ‘Argo’, ‘Monsterland’, ‘Bite’, and ‘The Prodigy’. 

Excited about 'Pam & Tommy'? The series will premiere exclusively on Hulu on February 2.