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Pamela Anderson on being exactly where she wants to be

Baywatch might be celebrating its 30th birthday this year, but for series star Pamela Anderson it seems like it was just yesterday when she was running around in that iconic high-waisted red swimsuit that helped make her a star.

“I didn’t know that,” she replies when asked about the popular TV series’ upcoming anniversary. “Time is an illusion.”

Originally filmed in 35mm, Baywatch is now available in high definition on Amazon Prime Video with 350 brand new songs added to the score to help draw in younger viewers.

The show made the B.C.-born Anderson a household name and turned her, along with co-stars Carmen Electra, Yasmine Bleeth, Nicole Eggert and Erika Eleniak, into overnight stars. It also helped jumpstart the stalled career of David Hasselhoff and saw itself get the big screen treatment with Dwayne Johnson in the lead in 2017.

“Baywatch was the best job in the world,” the former Playboy Playmate says. “It doesn’t feel that long ago.”

In addition to starring as C.J. Parker for five seasons on the long-running show, which at one point was being watched by over a billion people worldwide every week, Anderson went on to star in a big screen adaption of the Dark Horse comic Barb Wire and Scary Movie 3. She continued to fill her resume with appearances on Dancing with the Stars and other reality-TV shows.

Earlier this year, she popped up alongside her son Brandon Thomas Lee in The Hills: New Beginnings.

Of course there have been high-profile romances — to Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Kid Rock — and a rumoured dalliance with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. There was also a bad split with soccer star Adil Rami that ended in accusations of abuse earlier this year. But at 52, the outspoken animal rights activist, who landed her first Vogue magazine cover in June, is exactly where she wants to be.

Below, the mother-of-two, who shares sons Brandon, 22, and Dylan, 21, with ex-husband Tommy Lee, shared lessons she has learned during her three decades in the public eye.

You were discovered in 1989 at a B.C. Lions game when you were spotted in a Labatt T-shirt. Was that the T-shirt that changed your life?

I believe in destiny.

If you were stuck on a desert island, what three movies and what three albums would you want to keep you company?

I guess I’d rather take a stack of books and my dog.

Superhero movies are all the rage. Are you more a Marvel fan or DC fan?

I don’t know what that even means. I was a friend and a subject of Stan Lee — that was an honour. He was a true visionary. Although (the adult animated comedy series) Stripperella may not have been his finest work.

You’ve been on the cover of Playboy more than any other model and you first appeared in 1989. How important was that in your career?

Playboy was my university. It’s where I learned about art and philanthropy. (Playboy founder) Hugh Hefner was a big influence (on my life). But he was also a pioneer and a human and civil rights activist. I believe in living your fantasy and doing good in the world.

What was your most memorable celebrity encounter?

None — people are people. I’ve met amazing people, celebrity or not. It’s a funny world. People that like celebrities, I guess I’ve never been one of them, but to meet people one on one is interesting. It connects us. Human connection is a lost art.

You are known for speaking out on animal rights issues. How did this cause become one so close to your heart?

I relate to vulnerability and I love animals. They don’t lie and we can learn a lot from them.

You are very political and have political opinions. People probably ask you all the time about Donald Trump. I want to know what you think of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

I think less and less of Mr. Trump. He’s not on my radar. I think Mr. Trudeau has a great opportunity. He could be the hero we need in the world. But he needs to be strong enough and not subservient to the U.S. He also needs to make the climate crisis top priority. A world leader must take this role. How cool would it be if it’s Canada?

What was the best advice you ever got?

Be yourself. Humans aren’t perfect. That’s the sexiest part. You have to be brave to be in love — you have to be brave to get off the couch.

Along with that, what’s the worst advice you ever got?

To do something for money or for fame that meant going against things I believed in.

What would young Pamela think of where she ended up?

I think I’m exactly where I need to be. I’ve come full circle. It’s a miracle I made it back alive. Back to my roots on Vancouver Island, where I grew up. It’s the most beautiful place on Earth and Canadians are truly the coolest people I know.

Last question — is it better to take the road less traveled or the well-worn terrain where lots of people have tread before?

Blaze your own path.

source: torontosun.com

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‘Baywatch’ alum Pamela Anderson reveals she still fits in iconic swimsuit

Pamela Anderson has been the cover girl for the high-waist red swimsuit ever since her character immortalized the look on the set of the hit ‘90s coming-of-age series, “Baywatch.”

It’s been 22 years since Anderson sported her surfside pinup look on camera, but the blonde bombshell revealed that not only can she still fit into the red one-piece, she also wears it from time to time – depending on the mood – to surprise her dates.

“I jump in the shower with a bathing suit and then jump on them wherever they are in the house, soaking wet,” Anderson, 52, told the New York Times in an interview discussing the history of the signature red swimsuit.

The mother of two said many of the garments were specifically fitted for each performer and noted that hers was actually cut much too small for her frame, so she simply conformed it to her body.

“Some people bring me bathing suits to sign autographs on and they are these big bathing suits and I say, ‘Listen, my bathing suit was tiny,’” Anderson told the Times. “It just stretched and pulled onto your body.”

Along with Anderson, Carmen Electra also opened up to the publication about how she managed to land a role in the 1997 classic series, adding that she had rushed over from the set of MTV’s “Singled Out” and was unaware going into her audition that she would be asked to try on her own “Baywatch” red swimsuit during the audition reading opposite David Hasselhoff.

“I was like, ‘Oh, I hope they don’t see that,’” Electra said of having had unshaven legs in her swimsuit.

However, while Anderson still cosplays with her legendary “Baywatch” swimsuit, the 47-year-old Electra said she simply chooses to display it in her home and always welcomes the conversation it sparks from visitors.

“I have my suit framed and when people come over to the house, they get really excited,” she said. “It just has this effect on people. It was empowering.”

In 2017, the former Playboy playmate told Fox News that if a “Baywatch” were to ever return as a reboot, she would happily dive back in and pick up wherever her character’s life is.

“Absolutely,” she said. “I would do it. I would do it in a heartbeat. I might hit the gym for like three weeks, but yes, I’ll do it!”

As for why the “Baywatch” swimsuit styles have stood the test of time, Anderson offered her own take.

“Maybe it was the people in the bathing suit that made it more exciting,” she explained, before pointing out to the Times that the show embodied a specific era of youth and innocence and rebelliousness that she felt the suit continues to symbolize. “And we were kind of the California dream.”

source; FOX News

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Baywatch revived as a movie again with Pamela Anderson and The Hoff… but not as you’d expect

After being rebooted (somewhat unsuccessfully) for the big screen by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, there’s another Baywatch movie in the works, but this one’s a little different.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Baywatch: The Documentary is coming, from the duo behind Public Figure, Matthew Felker and Brian Corso.

The film will take an in-depth look at the ’90s TV series, which became a culture phenomenon, and feature interviews with cast members.

“We want to show the audience how it culturally shaped an entire decade,” Felker said. “The look and feel and tone of Baywatch bled into everything ’90s. Baywatch is about as synonymous with a decade as the Kardashians are to today’s current pop culture.”

Cast members already confirmed for interviews are David Hasselhoff, Nicole Eggert, David Chokachi, Alexandra Paul, Erika Eleniak, Gena Lee Nolin Hulse, Jason Simmons and Jeremy Jackson.

While producers are said to be looking to add Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Michael Bergin to the list.

Speaking about his time on the series, Hasselhoff said: “What a phenomenal experience it was to be part of the Baywatch journey from the show’s first season being cancelled to lasting over 10 years to being rebooted some 30 years later.

“I am honoured and proud of the work our cast and crew did together. Baywatch is truly a spectacular worldwide hit and has affected millions of people and saved a lot of lives. Heart, humour and action! Baywatch forever!”

source: Digital Spy

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