Lily James: Casting News, Emmy Nomination, and Playing Pamela Anderson

Lily James

Lily James is having a busy 2022! The actress is joining the cast of Finally Dawn, an indie drama that will be directed Saverio Constanzo. Also starring in the film are Willem Dafoe, Rachel Sennott, and Rebecca Antonac. 

Details around the film’s plot are not yet known and production is set to begin in Italy before the end of the month.

Earlier this year, James starred in the Hulu series, Pam and Tommy, where she portrayed Baywatch icon Pamela Anderson. The series earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series.

Pam and Tommy
Photo Credit: Hulu

Pam and Tommy

Lily James, 33, previously explained how she felt a huge sense of responsibility when playing Pamela Anderson as she was bringing a real person to life
on screen.

“It’s always such a huge responsibility to play someone, a real person, particularly with Pam. She’s such an icon,” James says. “I really love her. And I wanted to try and do her justice and try and capture her spirit and really explore what happened at that time and how she was treated and how things have changed, or not changed.”

The series explores Pamela’s whirlwind romance and the release of her sex tape with rock star Tommy Lee – played by Sebastian Stan in the show – and Lily explained the physical transformation she had to undergo to play the part.

“I obviously do not look like Pamela. So, it took a lot of work. But it meant that I was able to believe myself in the role,” James adds. “When I looked at Sebastian, and I know when he looked at me, it was just so exciting. Because we felt so in character and we really forgot ourselves.”

Lily James as Pamela Anderson
Photo Credit: Hulu

Lily James in Providence

Lily James is also starring in the upcoming film Providence alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Himesh Patel. The film’s story follows the eclectic residents of a picturesque town. The residents must navigate a sensational murder and the discovery of a million dollars. All of this while a series of increasingly bad decisions has an impact on the once-peaceful community.


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