She’s less than two weeks away from making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
And on Thursday, Pamela Anderson was spotted leaving rehearsals for the beloved musical in New York City.
The actress/model, 54, strolled through the building’s exit doors in an all-black ensemble consisting of skintight leggings and a turtleneck sweater.
The Baywatch star’s signature bleach blonde hair was styled in a messy bun and she kept the majority of her face concealed behind a pair of sunglasses and a mask.
She had a small black purse in hand and pounded the pavement in a pair of black and white sneakers.
Pamela appeared to be accompanied by a security guard as she left the rehearsal space.
Her stint on stage will run from April 12-June 5 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City.
Speaking to Vogue in March, Pamela shared her excitement over nabbing a leading role on Broadway.
‘I can’t even believe those words! I’ve never had the opportunity to do anything at this level. I’ve always been a dancer and a singer in my head. I just had to do it…it was a leap of faith,’ she gushed to the outlet.
Despite oozing confidence in her numerous film and TV roles, Pamela admitted she couldn’t believe that bosses took a chance on her as she told how the ‘iconic’ production couldn’t have come at a better time for her.
She said: ‘The fact that they gave me a shot to do it is really shocking for me. I always thought I got away with murder in a bikini. I never had to apply myself to anything and at this point in my life, this was something I really needed.’
The star was originally scouted for the part of Roxie Hart a decade ago by the Oscar-winning film adaptation’s director Rob Marshall during a chance encounter on a beach on California.
Pamela told how she turned down the part as she was busy raising teenage sons Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger at the time, but she said the time is now right as they’re older and the ‘stars are aligning’.
And while she was initially stunned at the offer and admits she knows that for some her move is ‘unexpected’, Pamela told how she believes she was made for the role as she drew ‘parallels’ between her life and the villainous Roxie.
She explained: ‘I think I’ve been rehearsing my whole life for this. The story and my life are so parallel, I always say…30 years of therapy or just one Broadway show, then I’ll be fine.’
Set in the 1920s, the musical is a scathing satire of how show business and the media make celebrities out of criminals. It has Bob Fosse-inspired choreography, skimpy outfits and killer songs such as ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Cell Block Tango.’
Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to leave her.
To avoid conviction, Roxie hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to help her dupe the public, media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by creating shocking headlines.
And while Pamela has never committed such a crime, like Roxie her love life and personal affairs have certainly made headlines over the years, what with her infamous sex tape with Tommy Lee and numerous marriages – the most recent union with Dan Hayhurst lasting only 13 months.
Pamela added that landing the part felt like ‘synchronicity’, noting that her role ‘feels very meant to be’.
Pam also said the fishnet-clad character was one she’s been ‘rehearsing her whole life’ to play.
Expounding on the character Anderson stated, ‘I think fame for Roxie is freedom’.
‘It’s not just about being famous, it’s about having freedom and having attention in a loving way, so I can relate to a lot of the stuff in the show.
‘There is a darkness to it,’ she said. ‘There’s also a darkness to the media and real life.’
‘It’s a very interesting play and it’s iconic. It lasts forever because it’s a great story. And there’s always something underneath all the glamour that makes it even more glamorous.
source: Daily Mail