Tara Reid was long associated with her endearing role in American Pie. But recently her sci-fi flick Sharknado is going a long way toward changing that. Life has been a whirlwind of sharks and tornadoes since the campy horror film made its debut on the Syfy channel Thursday night!
"Sharks flying in Beverly Hills. Like, 'What are you talking about?'" Reid laughed, referring to the plot of her latest film. "You know, you're on something. And all of a sudden — boom, she's seeing the sharks, like, flying through the sky and in her pool and jumping through stained-glass doors. It's like, what the hell. It's so out there. You know what I mean, but it's actually funny."
Reid describes the sci-fi thriller as more of a comedy than a horror movie. "You know, like, it's just so crazy. I think it's one of these films that people are going to watch and just really, really laugh and enjoy it and watch the comedy in it."
So why did Reid participate in the movie? "Personally, to be honest with you, when I read the script, I actually thought the concept was so ridiculous," Reid continued. "It was almost so bad that it was good. Do you know what I mean? I mean, sharks flying in the sky. I mean, come on, this whole thing is so unrealistic."
And it was. Reid further explained that due to a little movie magic and a whole lot of green screen she didn't have to encounter a single shark during the making of the sci-fi flick. "It wasn't like we were with actual sharks. I mean, it was all sci-fi, so I didn't really learn anything about sharks. It wasn't like, 'Be careful with this shark because you're going to get bitten,' because it was all complete sci-fi and digital. So, no, I didn't learn anything about sharks. I just knew that, you know, run from sharks if you see them. You don't want to get eaten."
That actress said that working with the green screen had its difficulties but overall Sharknado was one of the best times she had on set. "You just had to just use your imagination and pretend that there were sharks everywhere," said Reid. "And sometimes it felt ridiculous because you didn't know what was going on. But, yes, I think we did the best job we could, and I think we had a lot of fun doing it."
Reid enjoyed filming Sharknado so much that the actress said she would happily star in the film's sequel. "Why not," she said. The fictional movies director, Anthony C. Ferrante, explained that due to his films successful he definitely sees a sequel in Sharknados near future.
"We always joked about sequels and what would it take to top this one, but nothing ever official," Ferrante continued. "This being so successful, I can't imagine they wouldn't do another one - and if we could find a way to top ourselves, I'd love to come back."
We'll keep our fingers crossed for Hurri-croc!
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