Lily James and Sebastian Stan admit they watched Pamela Anderson’s sex tape before filming Hulu show

She’s won’t rave early reviews for her portrayal of Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy.

And Lily James has revealed the lengths she went to in order to perfect the role, admitting she would have to spend four hours in makeup and use her free time studying the actress’ famous sex tape.

Lily, 32, appeared on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning alongside Sebastian Stan, who plays Tommy Lee, to discuss their upcoming series, which is released on Wednesday.

'It was research!': Sebast Stan and Lily James admitted they watched Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape as they appeared on Tuesday's episode of This Morning

‘It was research!’: Sebast Stan and Lily James admitted they watched Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s sex tape as they appeared on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning

Lily, who began filming the eight-episode series in May, swapped her classic English rose for all the trappings on Nineties pin-up Pamela – complete with prosthetic breasts and exaggerated makeup.

Speaking to Josie Gibson about how they managed to transform into the iconic couple, Lily explained: ‘It took three or four hours everyday. A lot of makeup and shaving and contouring!’

Sebastian added: ‘The looks were planned to a specific timetables of outfits they wore.’

One to watch: Pam & Tommy follows the story of the leak of the couple's sex tape in 1997, which led to devastation for the Nineties pin-up and the rocker

One to watch: Pam & Tommy follows the story of the leak of the couple’s sex tape in 1997, which led to devastation for the Nineties pin-up and the rocker

Wow: While the pair have been praised for their incredible transformation, there was initially doubt over whether the duo could take on the roles

The original: The original picture took place in 2005 at an after party to the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson (Pamela and Tommy pictured in 2005)

Wow: While the pair have been praised for their incredible transformation, there was initially doubt over whether the duo could take on the roles (Pamela and Tommy pictured right in 2005)

While the pair have been praised for their incredible transformation, there was initially doubt over whether the duo could take on the roles.

None more so than by themselves, with Sebastian admitting: ‘We were just terrified, and not understanding why we were cast as the two of them’, while Lily said was ‘as shocked as anyone might be at the thought of playing Pamela Anderson!’

Pam & Tommy follows the story of the leak of the couple’s sex tape in 1997, which led to devastation for the Nineties pin-up and the rocker when their intimate moment spread across the internet for anyone to view.

Sebastian admitted: 'We were just terrified, and not understanding why we were cast as the two of them', while Lily said she was 'as shocked as anyone might be'

Sebastian admitted: ‘We were just terrified, and not understanding why we were cast as the two of them’, while Lily said she was ‘as shocked as anyone might be’

Asked if they watched the tape themselves before taking on the role, Sebastian quipped: ‘Well, it was research!

‘It’s important as an actor to find as much as you can about who you’re playing – but not when it came out – we were both too young for that.’

When news of the series first broke, Pamela is said to have branded the show ‘A joke and cheap knock-off’, noting she had never heard of Lily or Sebastian.

Hard work: Speaking about how they managed to transform into the iconic couple, Lily explained, 'It took three or four hours everyday.  A lot of makeup and shaving and contouring!'

Hard work: Speaking about how they managed to transform into the iconic couple, Lily explained, ‘It took three or four hours everyday. A lot of makeup and shaving and contouring!’

Chatting with Josie, Lily admitted that she hadn’t had any contact with Pamela about the role, but didn’t shed light on whether the rumors she disapproved were true.

Lily said: ‘Unfortunately she wasn’t involved. I watched her movies, interviews, and Baywatch.

‘I watched Baywatch while on the running machine trying to get fit!’

Sebastian added: ‘There are many factors about this invasion of privacy that we didn’t know until making the film.’

Coy: Lily admitted that she hadn't had any contact with Pamela about the role, but didn't shed light on whether the rumors she disapproved were true

Coy: Lily admitted that she hadn’t had any contact with Pamela about the role, but didn’t shed light on whether the rumors she disapproved were true

Pamela and Tommy tied the knot on a beach in Mexico in 1995 after dating for just four days. They went on to have sons Brandon, 24, and Dylan, 22, and divorced in 1998.

In 2015, Pamela told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that she never profited from the sex tape, nor even watched it. She said: ‘I’ve never seen it. I made not one dollar.

‘It was stolen property… We made a deal to stop all the shenanigans.

‘I was seven months pregnant with Dylan and thinking it was affecting the pregnancy with the stress and said, “I’m not going to court anymore. I’m not being deposed anymore by these horny, weird lawyer men. want to talk about my vagina anymore or my public sex — anything.”‘

Earlier this year, Pam claimed that the video wasn’t actually a sex tape, but was merely a compilation of footage of them naked on vacation, which just happened to include sex acts.

The first three episodes of Pam & Tommy hit Hulu and Disney+ on February 2.

Ouch: When news of the series first broke, Pamela is said to have branded the show 'a joke and cheap knock-off' (pictured with Tommy in 2003)

Ouch: When news of the series first broke, Pamela is said to have branded the show ‘a joke and cheap knock-off’ (pictured with Tommy in 2003)

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