Seth Rogen unrecognisable in new TV role: 'Different person'

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Fans were floored by the first look photos of Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Baywatch star Pamela Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee in Hulu's upcoming mini-series, Pam and Tommy.

And now, another cast member has shared snaps of themselves in character that have sent the internet into a spin.

A mirror selfie of Seth Rogen in character as Rand Gauthier in the upcoming Hulu series Pam and Tommy
Seth Rogen is unrecognisable as Rand Gauthier in the upcoming Hulu series, Pam and Tommy. Photo: Instagram/sethrogen.

'Didn't recognise you'

Seth Rogen took to Instagram to post two selfies of him as Rand Gauthier, a man who became a key player in the Pam and Tommy story after he stole the couple's sex tape and distributed it in the mid-'90s.

In both pics, Seth, 39, is completely unrecognisable from the friendly, boyish persona he cultivated in films such as Knocked Up and Superbad — largely because he's switched his trademark full beard for a patchy, 5 o'clock shadow.

He also sports a very '90s, very curly mullet and a daggy wardrobe of long denim shorts, striped polo shirts and white tube socks.

The photos, snapped in what appears to be his trailer, prompted the Pineapple Express star's followers to freak out over his transformation in the comments section.

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A mirror selfie of Seth Rogen in character as Rand Gauthier in the upcoming Hulu series Pam and Tommy
Seth showed off a second '90s outfit in this selfie from his trailer. Photo: Instagram/sethrogen.

"A whole new you," one wrote.

"I didn't recognise you lol," added another.

"Wow you look like a WHOLE DIFFERENT PERSON," remarked a third.

Seth will be joined by Orange Is The New Black's Taylor Schilling as adult film actress Erica Boyer (born Amanda Gantt) who was married to Rand briefly in the '80s.

Pam and Tommy will follow the titular stars who tied the knot about 96 hours after they first meet in 1995 and made a sex tape on their honeymoon.

The VHS was unwittingly stolen from their home when Rand made off with a safe he thought contained Tommy's guns and Pamela's jewellery.

The infamous 54-minute home video was eventually distributed online and became the first-ever celebrity sex tape to truly go viral.

Lily James is unrecognisable as Pamela Anderson in new photos for new series Pam and Tommy. Photo: Hulu
Lily James is unrecognisable as Pamela Anderson in new photos for new series Pam and Tommy. Photo: Hulu

Stars transform in Pam and Tommy

Lily James' transformation into Pamela Anderson — complete with pencil-thin brows and bottle-blonde locks — attracted similar reactions from fans on social media.

"Holy sh*t!" one wrote, while another added, "Wait? Whaaaat?!" 

"This is incredible," someone else added.

Sebastian Stan aka Tommy Lee shared a photo showing his full look with black hair, a goatee, piercings and tattoos. 

Sebastian shared a photo showing his full transformation into Tommy Lee with black hair, a goatee, piercings and tattoos. Photo: Hulu
Sebastian shared a photo showing his full transformation into Tommy Lee with black hair, a goatee, piercings and tattoos. Photo: Hulu
Lily and Sebastian both look very different when not in character. Photo: Getty
Lily and Sebastian both look very different when not in character. Photo: Getty

In one photo he shared, Lily is seen biting his nipple ring in a recreation of that iconic image of the real-life pair at a Comedy Central Roast after-party in 2005. 

"Oh my actual god," one shocked follower wrote.

"Am I seeing this correctly," another added.

"I think I forgot to breathe," someone else joked.

In another snap, a shirtless Sebastian poses on a car with a cigarette while flipping the bird.

The series also stars Nick Offerman, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese and Mozhan Marnò and there's no release date as yet.

Sebastian shared another photo to show off the transformation. Photo: Hulu
Sebastian shared another photo to show off the transformation. Photo: Hulu

Additional reporting by Marni Dixit.

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