Pamela Anderson has no interest in making a “Baywatch” movie and said her teenage sons are “perfect gentlemen” despite their genetic predisposition to be otherwise. Anderson also complimented host Matt Lauer on his 2013 “Baywatch” Halloween costume, saying he looked sexy in a red swimsuit.
“Matt’s sexy in a red swimsuit!” Pamela told the Today Show Sept. 21. “You know you’ve made it when you’re a Halloween costume.” Pamela, who was promoting her book, “Raw,” said she’s not interested in a “Baywatch” movie because she prefers the original TV show.
“Baywatch,” which aired from 1989 to 2001, was one of the highest-rated TV shows of its time and made Pamela an international sex symbol. “I think the charm of it was that it was of-the-times television,” Anderson said. “I don’t like remakes. Let’s think of new things to put in movies.”
Anderson, who was married to Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998, is proud she has raised her sons, Brandon, 19, and Dylan, 17, to be perfect gentlemen even though they’re “genetically loaded” to be otherwise. Pamela has claimed Tommy physically and emotionally abused herself and their sons during their tumultuous marriage.
Anderson, who splits her time between Los Angeles and her native Canada, said keeping her sons out of the public eye has helped them grow into stable young men.
“Tommy Lee and I have raised very grounded and interesting sons out of the spotlight, shielding them from the craziness of Hollywood, fiercely protecting their childhood,” said Pamela. “I think it is very important. They are going to make their own choices in the rest of their life, and it wouldn’t be their choice if we were dragging them down red carpets.”
At 48, Anderson still has a sensational bikini body, and recently posed nude for Flaunt magazine. Pamela, whose anti-aging beauty secrets include a vegan diet, is writing a vegan cookbook, where she will share her favorite recipes.
In 2014, Pamela revealed she was raped at age 12 and gang-raped at 14. Anderson, who has been a vegetarian since her teens, said her love of animals helped her heal after her childhood traumas.
“My affinity with animals saved me, they came to me naturally,” the 14-time Playboy cover girl wrote in a now-deleted blog post. “I wasn’t sure why I was alive. My loyalty remained with the animal kingdom. I vowed to protect them.”
It is because of her love for animals that Anderson has maintained her lifelong vegan diet, which she credited for her age-defying bikini body. The busty 5-foot-7 Pamela weighs a sleek 115 pounds, thanks to her plant-based diet, Celebrity Health & Fitness reported.
Other celebrity vegans include Demi Moore, Shania Twain and Beyonce, who credited a vegan diet for her 65-pound post-baby weight loss. While Anderson isn’t a workout fanatic like she was during her twenties, she’s active every day and said a vegan diet has helped her manage hepatitis C, a condition she has had since 2002.
“I have Hepatitis C and I feel great, which I think has a lot to do with my diet,” Pamela said in 2010. “I feel better [following a vegan diet]. I always feel healthy.”