Lily James shines as Pamela Anderson in new 'Pam & Tommy' trailer

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Watch: Lily James is transformed into Pamela Anderson in the latest trailer for new TV series Pam & Tommy

Lily James is transformed into Pamela Anderson in the latest trailer for new TV series Pam & Tommy.

The Downton Abbey actor looks the spitting image of the Baywatch star in the new Disney+ docudrama which tells the true story of a sex tape stolen from Anderson and her husband, Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's house, which went viral after being released in the early days of the internet.

James, 32, mimics Anderson's high-pitched, breathy American accent as she says: "Everyone wants me beautiful and perfect."

Lily James is Pamela Anderson in 'Pam & Tommy'. (Disney+)
Lily James is Pamela Anderson in 'Pam & Tommy'. (Disney+)

Asked if she feels she has to please people she replies: "It's all I do."

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The trailer features Sebastian Stan as rocker Lee and Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman as men who find themselves in possession of the tape.

Lily James as Pamela Anderson in the poster for 'Pam & Tommy'. (Disney+)
Lily James as Pamela Anderson in the poster for 'Pam & Tommy'. (Disney+)

At the time the private sex tape was leaked, Anderson starred as lifeguard CJ Parker in hit primetime family TV series Baywatch, while Lee had a reputation as a hard-partying rock star.

Anderson tells Lee in the trailer: "You don't understand what a big deal this... this is worse for me."

Tommy Lee And Pamela Anderson during Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Grand Opening Party Hosted by Peter Morton at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Tommy Lee And Pamela Anderson were married betrween 1995 and 1998. (Getty Images)

Anderson and Lee were married in 1995 after knowing each other for just four days. They divorced in 1998 after a tumultuous marriage which saw Lee sentenced to jail for assaulting Anderson.

The Star series is directed by Craig Gillespie, who helmed the award-winning true-life film I, Tonya about figure skater Tonya Harding and her connection to the physical attack made upon her rival.

James, who is known for her roles in Downton Abbey, Cinderella and The Pursuit of Love, looks uncannily like Anderson in one of the series' title roles and is shown in the trailer in her famous red Baywatch swimsuit.

Lily James attending the Rare Beasts Premiere as part of the BFI London Film Festival 2019 held at the Curzon Mayfair, London.
Lily James is transformed into Pamela Anderson for the TV show. (PA)

The series is expected to offer a different take on Anderson, a superstar of the 90s, who many thought was misrepresented and misunderstood as a result of the scandal.

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Disney+ bills the eight-part series as "the greatest love story ever sold", with the drama showing the beginnings of the reality TV era to come as the lid is lifted on the private lives of celebrities.

Pam & Tommy begins streaming on Disney+ from 2 February.

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