Watch: 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."
Asked if she feels she has to please people she replies: "It's all I do."
The trailer features Sebastian Stan as rocker Lee and Seth Rogen and Nick Offerman as men who find themselves in possession of the tape.
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."
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.
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.
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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