Lily James is unrecognisable as she transforms into Pamela Anderson for new TV role

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Photo credit: Instagram

Lily James has undergone a dramatic transformation to play Pamela Anderson in an upcoming series. The actress – who will play Anderson in Pam & Tommy – first revealed her new look on Instagram a month ago, and we've been captivated by her striking resemblance ever since.

James first shared a picture of herself wearing Anderson’s trademark dramatic eyeliner, blonde locks and a low-cut leather top – and quoted the Baywatch star in the post, writing: "It’s great to be blonde. With low expectations it’s very easy to surprise people."

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Now, James has revealed another uncanny snapshot of her transformation into the bombshell. With a signature smoky eye, nostalgic frosted lipstick and a chainmail top, she appears to be recreating Anderson's iconic look from the 2002 American Music Awards.

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Pam & Tommy will focus on Anderson’s relationship with Tommy Lee, looking at their sex tape scandal, which occurred after their private movie was stolen from their home following their 1995 honeymoon. The couple famously sued the video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group and eventually the case was settled out of court, confidentially.

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Sebastian Stan (known best for his role as Bucky Barnes in the Avengers movies), will play Lee – and revealed his new look on the official Instagram account for the show. Meanwhile, Seth Rogan has been enlisted to play the role of the man who stole the sex tape.

While Anderson hasn't spoken publicly about her thoughts on the show, her close friend Courtney Love has discussed her concerns surrounding the project in a since-deleted post on her Facebook page. She spoke specifically about the way the show will likely bring up a significant level of past trauma for her long-time friend, and revealed she has denied the producers permission to use her own likeness.

Pam & Tommy will be directed by I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie, and has recently started filming.

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