‘Couldn’t be a***ed!’ Karren Brady on Lily James’ ‘exhausting’ TV role as Pamela Anderson

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Lily James has found herself under intense pressure to live up to her role playing one of the hottest women in history. In footage from new Hulu and Disney+ series Pam and Tommy, she donned the iconic red swimsuit as seen on Pamela Anderson in her Baywatch days and looked quite the part, but business-woman Karren Brady was unsure whether it would be worth the effort.

Reading about what she had to do to achieve that amazing physique is exhausting

Lily James

“I couldn’t be a***ed!” she exclaimed.

“LILY JAMES looks amazing in the new film…but reading about what she had to do to achieve that amazing physique is exhausting.”

The incredulous entrepreneur continued: “Lily did a rigorous set of workouts five days a week, often starting at 5.30am.

“She also had to ditch refined sugar and booze and drink four litres of water a day instead.

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“All of which is a good reminder of just what it takes to look as good as Pamela.

“Basically, it’s a full-time job that involves feelings of permanent deprivation.

“Yes, the results are fantastic, but, still, I couldn’t be arsed!”

Pamela is a tough act to follow, as she was considered one of the world’s sexiest women during her time on Baywatch.

While 32-year-old actress Lily was up for the challenge, Karren was clear that it wasn’t a regime she would be prepared to take on.

Speaking in her Sun column, she also expressed her amazement at the micro-mini look of Kim Kardashian’s latest Skims lingerie, which she modelled this weekend to promote her Valentine’s Day collection.

“I’ve seen more material in an eye patch,” she gasped.

“The triangle-shaped bra hardly did the job but the bottoms were so microscopic as to be practically invisible – the ultimate itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini.”


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Meanwhile, Lily opened up on the truth behind her “gruelling workouts” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly recently.

The former Cinderella star revealed: “I worked with this amazing trainer, Matt Bevan, who worked with Daisy Ridley as well. He worked me so hard and I got really fit.

“I felt really athletic, which I hadn’t done for a long time and there was great confidence that came from that.”

She added: “I feel less self-conscious on a beach now. It was really wonderful to feel like that, to feel so in my own body.”

Wishing to prove herself as much more than a pretty face or a toned figure, Lily revealed her Pamela transformation had also involved building physical strength with skills such as boxing.

“I did boxing with a really cool guy in LA, which I loved too, being physically strong like I could literally beat someone up,” she revealed.

The cardio didn’t stop there either, as trainer Matt “would make me do all my work and reading my script on a running machine”.

Instagram fans such as @ mcguinnesspaula could barely disguise their admiration at the tough regime, stating: “Can’t get over the transformation!”

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