Tara Reid, the star of the "so bad it's good" cult classic "Sharknado" movies, apparently believes the fictional natural disaster could happen in real life.
"You know, it actually can happen," the "American Pie" actress told GQ
in a recent interview. "I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen, actually. Which is crazy . . . The chances of it are, like, you know, it’s like probably 'pigs could fly.' Like, I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado."
Fans of the made-for-TV Syfy franchise are gearing up for the premiere of "Sharknado 2: The Second One," the follow-up to last summer's campy disaster flick, which drew in an astounding 5 million tweets per minute and some 2 million viewers.
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This time, the deadly predators descend upon New York City as a freak weather system scoops them up from the water and rains them down on unsuspecting residents, including Reid and Ian Ziering, who are reprising their roles from the original.
This isn't the first time Reid has put her foot in her mouth
when it comes to public interviews about sharks. Her incoherent ramblings about whale sharks during an appearance on a Discovery Channel "Shark After Dark" segment last summer led to an endless mocking on Twitter.
At one point, Reid said she researched her "Sharknado" role by reading up about sharks online.
"So I look up sharks on the Internet and I see whale sharks. And I'm like it must mean a whale and a shark had sex. And then I think, well how does a whale and shark have sex? . . . Because whales are mammals, and sharks are animals. They have nothing to do with each other."
"So basically, the dolphins have sex with each other, but the sharks don't," she said. "So I thought, then how is it such a thing? But the difference is that a whale shark is the biggest shark in the ocean. He's also scary, and then you have the great white, who's also scary. There are over 400 kinds of sharks but the whale shark is kind of interesting because he’s so mean — he’s like a killer."
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" premieres on Syfy Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST.
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