Pam & Tommy, a true-crime biopic about the greatest love story ever sold, arrived on Disney+ on February 2.
It stars a number of recognisable faces in unrecognisable guises, transformed into the real-life celebrities that they play in the series.
Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Pam & Tommy, including some recommendations for what you should check out next if you liked their performance in this.
Lily James as Pamela Anderson
Who does Lily James play in Pam & Tommy? Lily James plays Pamela Anderson, the model and actor best known for her role on Baywatch. Anderson’s private honeymoon sex tape was stolen from her home and sold to the world.
Where do I know Lily James from? You’ll recognise James from a number of different film and television projects, in particular Downton Abbey, Disney’s live action Cinderella, Richard Curtis Beatles what if romcom Yesterday, and the jukebox musical sequel Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again.
If I liked her in this, what should I watch next? Lily James stars in Billie Piper’s debut film Rare Beasts, which I’ve not actually seen but looks interesting.
Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee
Who does Sebastian Stan play in Pam & Tommy? Sebastian Stan plays the Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson’s husband.
Where do I know Sebastian Stan from? You probably recognise Stan from his biggest role to date – Marvel Cinematic Universe stalwart Bucky Barnes, Captain America’s buddy in a number of Avengers movies and recently his own television spinoff too.
If I liked him in this, what should I watch next? Stan appeared in true-crime biopic I, Tonya a few years ago – that film, about ice skater Tonya Harding, was directed by Craig Gillespie who helmed the first three episodes of Pam & Tommy. It touches on similar themes to this series, and Stan gives one of his best performances as Tonya Harding’s abusive partner.
Seth Rogen as Rand Gauthier
Who does Seth Rogen play in Pam & Tommy? Rogen plays Rand Gauthier, the carpenter/electrician who stole Anderson and Lee’s sex tape and tried to monetise it.
Where do I know Seth Rogen from? Rogen is best known for his comedy roles, having appeared in comedies like Superbad, Sausage Party, and the Judd Apatow television series Freaks and Geeks.
If I liked him in this, what should I watch next? Rogen has previously appeared in a dramatic role in Aaron Sorkin’s biopic of Steve Jobs.
Nick Offerman as Milton Ingley
Who does Nick Offerman play in Pam & Tommy? Nick Offerman plays Milton Ingley, the porn producer who helps Rand Gauthier start selling the tape.
Where do I know Nick Offerman from? You’ll know Nick Offerman best as Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec.
Taylor Schilling as Erica Gauthier
Who does Taylor Schilling play in Pam & Tommy? Schilling plays Erica Gauthier, Rand’s estranged wife and adult film actor.
Where do I know Taylor Schilling from? Schilling is best known for her lead role in Orange is the New Black as Piper Chapman. She’s also starred in The Bite, a zombie political satire from Robert and Michelle King.
Who wrote and directed Pam & Tommy?
The first three episodes of Pam & Tommy were directed by Craig Gillespie, who’s best known for his work on I, Tonya. Subsequent episodes were directed by Hannah Fidell (A Teacher) and Lake Bell (In A World…).
Pam & Tommy was written by Robert Siegel, a previous editor of satirical website The Onion who wrote the McDonald’s biopic The Founder.
The series is based on a Rolling Stone article written in 2014. The article extensively interviews Gauthier and his associates – Anderson and Lee weren’t available for comment – and makes for a really interesting read. You can find it here.
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