Lily James' shock transformation into Pamela Anderson is driving fans wild

She looks completely different!

Lily James
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We're used to seeing her playing sweet and demure characters in films such as Cinderella or Mamma Mia, however, a new role shows a different side to Lily James.

The actress plays Pamela Anderson in a new Hulu show called Pammy & Tommy— which will tell the story of the Baywatch star's relationship with Tommy Lee.

However, as the first pictures surface for the show, fans are taking to social media to share their shock at Lily's 'amazing' Pamela Anderson transformation.

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The new show, set to air later this year, will explore Pam's relationship with the rock star Tommy Lee—including how they married after four days of meeting and details of what unfolded after a sex tape of the couple leaked.

Yesterday when Hulu released two pictures of the stars, Lily James and Sebastian Star, in character as Pamela and Tommy, fans couldn't believe the transformations.

In one picture Lily is dressed in a black PVC top, with peroxide blonde hair, while another picture shows the characters recreating an iconic picture of the pair as Lily bites on Tommy's nipple ring.

One fan on Twitter said: "Lily James as Pam Anderson is more perfect than I could have realized (also Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee is a big yes for me)".

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Another fan of the actress shared the picture of her transformation and said, "I mean, give the makeup artist who turned Lily James into Pamela Anderson an Emmy already."

And one more simply said, "Lily james as pamela anderson I still can’t believe that’s her." Lily also shared the picture on her Instagram account, with 250,000 of her fans liking the picture. Fellow actress and Avengers star Karen Gillan was so impressed she posted: "Woah!! This is such a transformation! Amazing!"

Lily James spoke out for the first time a few days ago about her alleged affair with Dominic West—revealing to an Observer journalist, “Ach, I’m not really willing to talk about that. There is a lot to say, but not now, I’m afraid.”

Sarah Finley

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