Pamela saw some good come from the documentary because her honesty gained her a new legion of fans. Photography/Axel/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Pamela Anderson broke down in tears while watching her Netflix documentary Pamela: A Love Story.
The ‘Baywatch’ star recalled her rise to fame and time in the spotlight in the film – which was produced by her son Brandon Thomas Lee – and insisted she didn’t want to watch it but eventually relented and agreed to it. To turn it off because it made her so sad.
Speaking in a video for French Vogue, she explained: “I said: If we’re going to do this documentary, I don’t want anything to do with it.” I don’t want to see anything. I don’t want to see him. I don’t want to have any control over this… I watched a little of it and couldn’t watch it. I broke down, you know, because I think some things are better left in the past. Rephrasing it was a bit sad for me.
However, Pamela continued to insist that she saw some good come from the documentary because her honesty won her a new legion of fans.
She added: “People come up to me in the street now and say: ‘I love you.’ ‘I didn’t love you before but I love you now’… because of the documentary.”
In the interview, Pamela also addressed the sexualization of her image and how her public persona has led to her being “speaking poorly” in the past.
“I grew up a little bit in the Playboy Mansion, so I was surrounded by, you know, [the] Sexy lifestyle, so sometimes I feel like I bring it on myself when people talk bad to me.
“Even though that’s a terrible thing to say, and obviously it’s not right because you should always be respected, but at that time I just learned how to deal with it and not take it too personally and laugh it off.
“But yeah, it was a different time. I’m glad things are a little safer. We all as women have to learn how to protect ourselves and trust our instincts and treat ourselves with respect and then others will.” [too]”.