Pamela Anderson poses with close friend Julian Assange: ‘I always try to humanize him’

By: Meaghan Wray

Sometimes, relationships can bloom between the most unlikely of pairs. Pamela Anderson recently opened up about her interesting friendship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and it sounds like they’re very close – or at least, it looks like it if their recent photoshoot is any indication!

The two have been friends for years now after being introduced by mutual designer friend Vivienne Westwood, the Canadian star explained to The Hollywood Reporter . Pamela even had the opportunity to visit him in the thick of his controversy while hiding out at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, England, where he’s been living now for six years.

Pamela often brings vegan goodies to Julian. Photo: © Getty Images

“We talk about everything,” the 50-year-old gushed to the publication. “We talk about the Bible, we talk about what’s happening with my kids, what’s happening with his family. It’s not just about politics, even though I do take a lot of notes and it’s so overwhelming, the information he gives me.”

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While their friendship sounds normal on paper, it’s anything but underneath. The Baywatch alum was recently denied access to her hacker pal because of security issues. “He’s cut off from everybody. The air and light quality [at the embassy] is terrible because he can’t keep his windows open and he can’t get any sunlight,” she lamented. She even brings him vegan food, sometimes, adding that she “talked to him on the phone the day [his internet] was shut off. He sent me an urgent call. And now, nothing.”

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It’s clear that Pamela knows a thing or two about politics, being an activist for issues close to her heart, including animal rights. She’s clearly a big supporter of 46-year-old Julian’s belief in transparency, too. “He’s just ruffling the feathers of people that are powerful. I always try to humanize him because people think he’s a robot or he’s a computer screen or he’s not this human being,” she explained. But Julian isn’t her first brush with politics – she rubbed shoulders with Donald Trump back in her Playboy model days, well before he became President. “I was hired to be there. We were all paid like, $500 a day. He was nothing special.”

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