Lily James Reveals Odd Technique She Used To Get Raspy Voice For Pam & Tommy
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Lily James and Sebastian Stan have revealed the slightly odd techniques they used to get into character for their new series Pam & Tommy.
The pair, who play Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee respectively, recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote their new series about the iconic couple.
As it turns out they both had some interesting ways of making their voices raspy for the show.
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Stan started the conversation by saying that the pair were daunted to portray the infamous couple onscreen, saying, 'I think we were both just terrified to play these characters, to play them. They're real-life people'.
He then went on to explain how the pair prepared, which included listening to interviews of the couple and screaming into their pillows, MailOnline reports.
The actor continued, 'And I know we both did this. We would actually scream into pillows in between the scenes because I was trying to get my voice raspy to sound like him and you were doing that, too.'
He then laughed and gestured to James, telling viewers how he realised the Cinderella star was 'screaming into a pillow as well'.
Stan also said he did karaoke by himself, in an effort to nail Lee's raspy voice.
At this point, Kimmel asked the question we'd all been wondering, saying, 'What songs did you do by yourself?'
To which Stan replied, 'Mötley Crüe [Lee's band] was a lot of it,' he also said he sang some Billy Joel.
Meanwhile, James spoke of how she stayed in character as Anderson on and off set, even while talking her family back in England. She told the audience, 'I would Facetime them as Pamela. Talk to them as Pamela.'
However, James went on to talk about an awkward encounter with her brother that she worries 'ruined Pamela Anderson for him'.
James said, 'But then I think the other day my brother came around for lunch when I was at home in England. I had a picture of Pamela, a Playboy picture of her, she looks incredible. My little brother came and goes, 'Oh, Lily! God, no.' And I was 'No, no, it's not me. It's Pamela!' And I'm worried that I ruined Pamela Anderson for him, which would be such a tragedy.'
The series is set to premiere today, February 2, on Hulu in the US, while UK can catch it on Disney+ on the same day. It centres around the time that Lee and Anderson's unauthorised sex tape became public, and also features Seth Rogan, Nick Offerman and Taylor Schilling.
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