It’s Pamela Anderson’s moment, and she’s taking her power back

In a matter of days, she will take the stage for what she says is the biggest role of her career: as Roxie Hart in Bob Fosse’s musical “Chicago.”

“I just threw myself into rehearsals,” he told CNN. “And it was six, seven, maybe eight hours a day. I was doing four hours of dancing, one hour of voice, two hours of acting… Then I came to New York and got into this with David Bushman and the director. I’m like, ‘I’m doing this, I’m doing this!’

“And it’s amazing because I didn’t realize, obviously, your voice, it’s a muscle, and every day my voice gets louder and louder to the point where I just look behind me and think, who’s singing like that?’ “

Anderson says he was first approached for the role 11 years ago, but turned it down. Raising her children without the help of a nanny, she said that she did not want to leave her two children at that time.

“I couldn’t even imagine that that was something I could do,” he said. “Especially with young children. My children were teenagers at the time.”

But he says the stars aligned when he got the call from acclaimed Broadway producer Barry Weissler just a few months ago. She will take the stage for the first time in the iconic role on Tuesday at the Ambassador Theater.

Anderson, who was born and raised in the small Canadian town of Ladysmith, started out in Hollywood as a model and became one of Playboy’s most recognizable stars, having landed her first magazine cover in 1989.

She made her acting debut on ABC’s “Home Improvement,” but then landed the role that made her a household name: CJ Parker on “Baywatch,” which she starred in for five seasons until 1997. Throughout her career, she has been in more than 20 movies and had countless television roles.

But when it comes to the stage, this is the first time.

“I’m going to be so nervous,” she smiles. “But I also love the live audience. I’ve spoken a bit in public like in Oxford and Cambridge about veganism and things like that…so I think I’m really going to love it.”

Anderson’s name has been in the spirit of the conversation in recent months, with the recent streaming series about an infamous videotape and everyone waiting for her to break her silence. But she has yet to address it publicly.

Instead, he says, he made a determined decision to return to the spotlight with his craft.

“I was on my little ranch in Canada with my dogs and gardens and everything. It’s been a long time since I’ve done anything, but I’ve never done anything to this level.”

Anderson then stands up and walks over to two adjacent closets filled with designer clothes. He begins by showing off dresses, jackets, and blouses that look a bit familiar to him. It’s because they are. Anderson sent her most iconic looks from the ’90s to wear in New York.

“I never shop,” she says, holding up a Chanel jacket. “This is all stuff I’ve had forever. I’m just shopping in my closet,” she laughs.

Anderson says the preparation for “Chicago” has been all-encompassing; he even finds himself waking up in the middle of the night, reciting his monologue.

“I’m dreaming and I wake up and I’m just talking. And then I’m like, okay, that was interesting. I go back to sleep and it’s like I’m dancing in my mind,” she said.

“I’m not a dancer. So I had to put this whole thing together. I don’t even know how I did it. The show is very physical. I’m doing the original choreography, which I think doesn’t always happen. So they’re giving me everything and you get one thing and they give you more. I’m like, ‘No! I just learned this. Is there a full exit dance now?’ My head is going to explode. But I do. And then I get it. I’m like, ‘Okay, I got it.'”

After about 30 minutes answering questions, Anderson turns off, staring at a huge stack of papers across his sprawling hotel suite.

They are his long-awaited memories. He is also making a documentary with Netflix.

“When I was much younger, I got my power back in certain situations, and it feels the same way [now]he said. “It feels like one step closer to getting my power back and Really taking it back. It is very empowering. And he feels that I am being supported. They are supporting me, that is a new feeling for me. I don’t want to disappoint anyone, but I also don’t want to disappoint myself.”

As for all the attention she’s gotten recently, she says she thinks this Broadway role “could be the start of something really interesting for me.”

“And in a way that I feel respected, honored, all these weird things that I’ve never felt before. So it’s a very weird feeling… I always knew, even as a kid, I remember at five years old thinking that I was going to do something that was going to be unexpected… not to prove people wrong, but just to prove to myself that I was much more capable of doing something great.”

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