Hulu released new videos for ‘Pam & Tommy’. There’s also a video interview from ‘Backstage’. Click below to watch and also check out screencaps in the gallery.
LA Times –Adam Scott, Kaitlyn Dever and more on that particular torture actors deal with
If the Emmy Drama Roundtable proves anything, it’s that even the stars of TV’s buzziest shows are familiar with the indignities of the working stiff.
When asked, in regard to his role in “Severance,” if there’s a job on his résumé he’d prefer to forget, Adam Scott said even his less memorable work moved him forward. But, he noted, “My first job ever, I was in the background for a Tia Carrere music video. … It was in the fall of 1993 and it was at a coffeehouse and I had a beret and I was drinking coffee. I actually can’t find it on YouTube, so I guess the world has forgotten about it.”
Rhea Seehorn, starring to broad acclaim in the final season of “Better Call Saul,” said, “I have many auditions I’d like to forget.”
“I would forget every audition if I could,” said Melanie Lynskey, who stars in Showtime’s creepy survival tale “Yellowjackets.”
Sebastian Stan, in the process of obliterating his Marvel superhero image with a transformative turn in “Pam & Tommy,” used to submit elaborate VHS audition tapes.
“I think my first big movie job came off of a tape,” he said. “And I remember I was really cool about it because I had a cigarette. You couldn’t really do that in the auditions. And this particular time it worked because the producer smoked cigarettes and he really was just …”
“‘Someone that smokes cigarettes is right for our cast,’” Scott interjects.
Kaitlyn Dever of “Dopesick” recalled one of her first jobs, at age 14, on Scott’s show, “Party Down”: “I played a girl named Escapade. … I sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in front of the entire cast.”
Jin Ha, who holds degrees from Columbia and NYU and is currently featured speaking three languages (four dialects) in “Pachinko,” said, “There’s a babysitting job I wish I could sever [from] my brain. It was just once because they never asked me back. It was two young girls and I made bacon for them and it did not go well. I poured the hot oil into the trash bin, which must have melted.”
Here, in excerpts from their sit-down with The Times (edited for length and clarity), the six actors explain the inner workings of their characters, learning from teachers, collaborating with directors and watching themselves onscreen.
Hulu released new featurettes for ‘Pam & Tommy’. Click below to watch and also check out screencaps in the gallery.
Sebastian’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was on Friday. You can check out the clips, stills and screencaps below and in the gallery.
LA Times –Sebastian Stan (‘Pam & Tommy’) on Method acting
Sebastian Stan joins Kaitlyn Dever (“Dopesick”), Jin Ha (“Pachinko”), Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”), Adam Scott (“Severance”) and Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”) on the Envelope Drama Roundtable.
Full episode premieres Friday June 10, 2021 at 7PM PST on Spectrum News One.
Golden Globes – Lily James & Sebastian Stan on Pam & Tommy
Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan, the much-awaited Hulu series directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya, Cruella), explores the relationship between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee and is an account of their stormy courtship and paparazzi-plagued marriage. The first celebrity couple to fall victim to a sex-tape scandal, the series chronicles the circumstances leading up to the shooting of the video on their honeymoon, and its aftermath following the theft of the tape and illegal distribution to the public.
It was 1996. The Baywatch actress and Motley Crue drummer were at the top of their game; however, the leak of the infamous tape containing the couple’s most intimate moments caused much misery, particularly for Anderson given the sexist and misogynistic culture back then. It also marked the end of Internet privacy as we knew it. Although it negatively impacted Anderson’s career, the sex-tape scandals that followed have, in many cases, launched careers, the likes of Paris Hilton’s and Kim Kardashian’s.
With the application of prosthetics and hours of sitting in the makeup chair each day, the resemblance thereby created between the two actors and the characters they are portraying is truly striking
Lily James says of how she felt when she first saw herself in the mirror as the famed bombshell: “It was shocking … but in a good way,” she laughs. “I spent three or four hours a day [transforming into Anderson], sometimes longer.” Sebastian Stan added, “To me, once I saw myself, it felt like, this is actually going to happen. We’re not just talking about it anymore.”
For Stan, because of the many required tattoos and piercings, he spent considerable time transforming into the quintessential rock god. James glances at Stan and offers, “For a dude, he spent a long time in the makeup chair.” Stan agrees. “Yeah, I had two men applying tattoos at the same time.” Adjusting to the nipple piercings was one of the less pleasant realities Stan had to endure. “It’s a strange sensation when a 45-year-old man is applying things to that area at 4:00 in the morning, so yeah, it took a minute,” he laughs.
The actors came together to answer questions on IMDB.com
Recreating the wedding scene, replete with James’s replica of Anderson’s bridal string bikini as she frolicked with Lee on the beach in Cancun, and as they ran into the ocean together, conjures a familiar image, one which was replayed countless times on TV and in the tabloids throughout the mid-90s.
Stan says, “I remember shooting that day. It was so freezing, and we were told we had to go in the water.” James adds, “Yeah, I felt the dread just rising. We had to run into the sea, and it was one take. It’s funny because it looks so romantic, but we were surrounded by people screaming at us, ‘Go, go, get in the water!’”
Tommy Lee is widely regarded as one of the great rock ‘n’ roll drummers of his generation, and Stan had to rise to the challenge of appearing authentic while playing the drums. “I learned as much as I could for the first three months while we were preparing. I had drums at home, and I had someone come over [to teach me] on a regular basis.”
Stan considers which of Lee’s tattoos, replicated on his own body, is his favorite. “There were so many. There was Mighty Mouse, and that leopard on my arm, but probably it was the MAYHEM tattoo (across his torso).” He grins. “That was pretty epic.”
Sebastian attended a variety of events in the past few months as well as an event last night. I’ve also updated the Photo Sessions section of the gallery as well. You can find all of the high quality photos in the gallery now.