Lily is featured on Net-a-Porter to promote her upcoming show Pam & Tommy! This is her first interview talking about the show, and we get to learn how she prepared for the role, the misogyny in Hollywood during the 90s and her similarities with Pamela. Our gallery has been updated with her gorgeous cover photoshoot, and you can read the full interview below.

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NET-A-PORTER — Best known for playing Disney princess Cinderella, the effervescent Lady Rose in Downton Abbey and a free-spirited Donna in Mamma Mia 2, LILY JAMES was not the obvious choice to play Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy – as the British actor herself would agree. Here, she talks to EVA WISEMAN about misogyny, privacy and why playing the ’90s Baywatch star has been her most challenging – and refreshingly transformative – role to date

After watching eight episodes of Lily James as Pamela Anderson back to back, it takes me a minute to reaccustom myself with her when we meet. “Hello, hi – how are you?” she asks politely, and suddenly there she is, with all her gentle English rose-ness. Her latest project, Hulu’s Pam &Tommy, follows the fall-out after Anderson and Tommy Lee’s electrician stole their safe and released the private home video locked inside – and ideas of sex, celebrity and privacy were altered forever. Now, almost 25 years later, James has climbed into a prosthetic body suit to tell the story.

The transformation was extreme. This is the actor, of course, best known for playing princesses and the girl next door, always with a certain naive mischief. “I remember once going to the Berlin Film Festival in this amazing pink dress with all these diamonds, but I had an awful urine infection so had to leave the convoy of cars to run over to a petrol-station toilet,” she groans. “That’s my glamorous reality.” When the casting for Pam & Tommy was announced, James’s ability to not just embody the role of a ’90s ‘sex bomb’ but embody her body as well led to outrage in certain areas of the internet. But nobody was more doubting than James herself. “I just had no idea if I could do it,” she considers. And then the photos leaked – and, overnight, the outrage dissolved into disbelief. James, it seemed, had shed Surrey (the English county where she was born), shed her sweetness, slipped into a red swimsuit and become Anderson. For eight episodes at least. Continue Reading