Talk about trying again with her I, Tonya Director Craig Gillespie on Pam & Tommy, Oscar-nominated editor Tatiana S. Riegel described Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s story, and Tonya Harding’s story, as “misunderstood”.
“I really see them as the same, two stories,” says Riegel in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘S Behind the screen audio file. “Due to the long period of time (since the events happened), a lot of people either don’t know anything about it, or have preconceived notions about what stories are going to take place – often a very strong prejudice. or judgmental.”
By Hulu Pam & Tommy revolves around the marriage of model and actress Anderson and drummer Mötley Crüe Lee and their notorious sex tape theft and was streamed earlier this year.
“I knew there was going to be a certain level of emotion to it,” added Riegel of Gillespie leading. “And it will appeal beyond his comic sense, [showcasing] his ability to arrange travel between the two in a lovely way. “
A favorite scene of Riegel, whose work with Gillespie also includes Disney’s Cruellahappens in episode two and features newlyweds Pam (Lily James) and Tommy (Sebastian Stan) at home one night watching TV when Pam introduces her husband to King and I. She sings “Getting to Know You” from the classic musical as the pair playfully giggle and dance around the bedroom.
“That particular shot is a really important turning point, emotionally, in the story,” Riegel said. “This is a really unusual scene, to have a character like Tommy Lee watch this musical. She liked it very much. I found it to be a really sweet, vulnerable scene in which they were both involved. And I feel that really opens the door for the rest of the season. “
During the chat, Riegel also discussed her approach to film editing, including why she “avoided the set at all costs.”
“I have a lot of work to do, number one. And number two, I think [being on set] affect my perception,” says Riegel. [When] I look at the newspapers… I try to keep… my first emotional reaction – to a scene, a line, a performance, whatever it is, as real or real, makes me laugh or make me cry. “
“[But] There’s a very classic thing that happens when things go crazy on set,” she continued. “Everybody loves it. And when it actually enters the cutting room and you see it in the newspapers, it won’t be funny anymore, or vice versa. And everyone was like, ‘That day seemed so much more fun.’ It is not an editorial thing. It’s just a translation. …. It’s like watching a comedy at home alone, compared to a large audience. It was a different experience. “
You can listen to the full conversation below, in the new episode of Behind the screen.