Pamela Anderson on memoirs and documentaries
Pamela Anderson says she’s not seeking sympathy, nor any apology for the numerous professional humiliation she details in her recently released memoir and documentary. me.
The BC-born beauty icon said she’s focused on pursuing a new phase in her life that includes the second season of HGTV Canada’s innovative series and an upcoming Food Network Canada show.
Anderson is suddenly back in the spotlight with the recent release of her memoir, “Love, Pamela,” and the Netflix movie, “Pamela, a Love Story.”
They both detail the ups and downs of their wild careers in Hollywood, including their beginnings as a Playboy model, some turbulent romances, and a bitter legal battle over a notoriously stolen sex tape. which she said humiliated her and destroyed her career prospects.
During a promotional stop in Toronto, which included a book signing and film screening, Anderson said she’s “obviously made a lot of mistakes” in her life and that she’s still learning from some of the experiences. there.
The former “Baywatch” star said those blunders were as recent as the first season of her HGTV Canadian series “Pamela’s Garden of Eden,” which premiered last November and digs into her personal life. more than she wanted.
Anderson said on Thursday that she “promised from the start” that it wouldn’t be personal “but they couldn’t help themselves, I guess.”
The reality series revolves around efforts to renovate her family’s vast inheritance on Vancouver Island, but also covers her upbringing, her ’90s heyday, and an introduction to viewers about her then-husband, a member of the crew of innovation.
“I think this is going to be just about design, sustainability, about my garden, about renovating the farm… and I think it’s a bit off topic,” she said, adding that it was also filmed about four years ago when she was “broken-hearted” and “raw”.
“But you know, it’s a learning curve. Next season I’ll be in control of everything — I’ll be the designer, no other designers. It’s just my family. My sons. I’m going to be in and it’s going to be very authentic, very classy and wonderful. And it’s a lot different from the first season.”
In an emailed statement, HGTV Canada’s Corus Entertainment brand owner said any moments related to Anderson’s life “were thoughtfully included to help re-introduce her to others.” view and provide context on Pamela’s property and passion for home design.”
Anderson said a second season of the reno show is currently in production to air later this year, while another Food Network Canada series is slated for 2024 and will feature talent. Canadian culinary skills, Anderson said.
Despite the disappointments, she says “Pamela’s Garden of Eden” opened up for her to a creative, enriching explosion that marked “the beginning of my re-empowerment.”
“It’s all worked out,” she said. “I know everything happens for a reason. There’s a lot going on. And I’m happy.”
Anderson, whose modeling career began when she was spotted at a 1989 BC Lions football game, eventually caught the eye, said being able to take control of her life story was “super” real” after so many years that others have defined her personality in public. by Playboy.
Much of the documentary traces the private pain Anderson felt when a sex tape featuring her and then-husband Tommy Lee was edited and widely distributed in the mid-1990s without consent. their.
She said those wounds were reopened with Hulu’s recent TV series on the story, “Pam & Tommy,” available on Disney Plus in Canada. But despite criticizing the eight-part limited series for re-reading painful terrain, she suggested on Thursday that she continued the controversy.
“I’m not looking for an apology. There was a time when I said, ‘Hulu should apologize.’ But you know, not just Hulu, but the people who make it,” Anderson said.
“I forgive anyone who has ever hurt me in my life. It hurts and hurts, but it just happens…. I don’t need sympathy, I just want people to live their lives. live their lives by acts of love, words of love and kind words and acts of kindness.”
Between the book, the documentary and the two Canadian reality TV series, she says she’s hopeful for a new phase ahead.
“I’ve been through a lot. This is good, you know, rather than being a joke,” she said.
“This has been a long journey for me.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 9, 2023.