Pamela Anderson says she once asked Alec Baldwin to get Donald Trump to pardon her friend, whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
“I saw Alec Baldwin the other day at ‘Match Game’ and asked him, ‘How do you get along with Trump?’ and he’s like, ‘Ah, not great,'” Anderson said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I said, ‘Well, if you get Julian a pardon maybe he could host ‘Saturday Night Live!’–because Julian is really funny and not a lot of people know that.”
Anderson previously reached out to Kanye West in the hopes of getting the message to Trump: “I reached out to [Kanye] and I also gave Kim [Kardashian] a fake fur coat, and she’s sworn off fur, which is great. I’ve known Kim and Kanye for a long time. I don’t really see them too much, but with Kanye, I don’t know, I think he’s a really interesting guy. His thing is his thing and he’s very unique. We need more unique figures.”
Anderson, however, doesn’t seem too confident that the president would pardon Assange but says public opinion could sway the president.
“You never know what’s in that brain, right? You never know,” she added. “But I think that public support is really important. If he sees that the public loves Julian–and are wanting true information–and humanize Julian, then I think it’s a possibility. Anything is possible. But it’s not comforting to know that he’s the No. 1 wanted man in America. The way people speak about him is frightening.”
Anderson had only good things to say about Assange, who has been living at the Embassy of Ecuador in London since he was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012 following rape accusations.
“I think the world of Julian, I really do, and I think he’s an important person that needs to be protected, and that bringing any attention to him helps keep him safe,” she added. “My role is to let people know that he’s a human being and not just a robot or a computer, and that he’s really sacrificing a lot for all of us. He hasn’t seen sunlight in six years. His skin is transparent. He doesn’t have access to doctors outside the embassy. And now I’m very concerned with how he’s being pushed out of the embassy.”
According to The Times, Britain is in talks with Ecuador to remove Assange from its London embassy. Assange believes he will be extradited to the United States if he leaves the embassy because of his reported role in WikiLeaks’ publishing of sensitive American documents.
Anderson has also been friends with Russian President Vladimir Putin for years now. In the interview, the actress said that Russia seems to be the world’s punching bag when something goes wrong and that America is so “anti-Russia.”
“We’re programmed in America to think that if anything’s gone wrong it’s Russia’s fault,” she said. “It’s just the go-to thing to do. So that’s kind of a common joke there when I go to visit. They say, ‘Well, what have we done wrong this time?’ And it’s authentic… People just think Russians are very scary and stoic but they can be very emotional, very engaged and wanting to do the right thing. It’s annoying. America can be very annoying, how everything is so anti-Russia.”
A spokesperson for Baldwin has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.