Ian Ziering is getting real about his tour de force, Sharknado, telling PEOPLE all about his innermost thoughts and dreams about the b-movie blunder, and its upcoming sequel:
Like everyone else out there that’s seen Sharknado, I didn’t think it was the greatest movie ever. But what I was so scared of – people have embraced.
He calls the movie “campy fun”. I haven’t seen it, but I would say that’s probably accurate.
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Tara Reid, dear Tara. Oh, Tara. You were doing so well! You got yourself Sharknado, a cult classic in the making, fought against rumors that you were cut from the sequel (and won the fight, she wasn’t cut), and looked healthy and happy at the premiere. You were even the voice of REASON a few months ago when you spoke eloquently about Lindsay Lohan and her foolish antics. And then you went and said this, on the Discovery Channel’s Shark After Dark program, live.
I was like, all right, I don’t wanna, like, really sound stupid when I do this show today. So I learned a little education on sharks. I look up sharks on the internet and it’s like, “whale sharks”, and I’m like, oh that must mean a whale and a shark have sex. And I think, well, how does a whale and a shark have sex? And then I realized that 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. So I thought, then how is it such a thing?
She kept rambling, the audience laughed in a, “oh honey” sort of way, and the host made this face:
And Ian Ziering made this face:
It’s not the stupidest thing anyone’s ever said. She was having a classic Jessica Simpson moment. It’s just so unfortunate because she expressed at the top that she really, really didn’t want to sound stupid on the show.
Better luck next time, Team Tara! We appreciate your efforts.
You know things aren’t going too well for you when a Sy-Fy movie about a tornado full of sharks cuts you from its sequel. That’s exactly what’s happened to Tara Reid! :( Despite the wild success of Sharknado, producers have decided she won’t appear in the follow-up film and only Ian Ziering will return. Whaaaaat?
Sources connected to the production tell TMZ … producers had a meeting this past week to discuss plans for the New York-based sequel — and the only actor they want back for round 2 is Ian Ziering.
Of course, Ian slaughtered more sharks than anyone in the original — killing fish from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills and even into THE VALLEY!!
Tara played Ian’s estranged wife in the flick — and survived the massive shark attack (even when the sharks broke into her HOUSE!!) — but Sharknado 2 is not in her future.
As for Ian, sources say both he and Tara scored around $50k for Part 1. Ian should rake in a lot more for the sequel. And good news … we’re guessing he’s available.
pretty odd. Isn’t part of the drawing power of Sharknado the fact that it’s so awful and so ridiculous and stars has-been actors like a dude from 90210 and TARA REID? What am I missing here?
Sharknado, a film about a shark-filled tornado hitting Los Angeles, starring Tara Reid and Ian Ziering was really popular on Twitter — and in our hearts, of course. But was it popular on TV?
How could it fail? In addition to the sterling cast, we also got Kevin McCallister’s dad from Home Alone giving us his classic “I’m concerned about this” face. We had Ian Ziering saying lines like, “It’s flooding here. Not the plumbing…the OCEAN” and “We can’t just sit here and let sharks rain down on us.” And Tara Reid said things like, “Tornado’s heading towards the airport, we need to destroy it before it gets here.”
A previous shark movie (Swamp Shark) that also aired on Syfy drew in 2.2 million views. Our dear old Sharknando got 1.4. (Stats from Los Angeles Times.) And how is Tara Reid, Team Tara, and Ian Ziering coping?
Denial. Ian Ziering has been tweeting:
#LiveTweetingSharknado when I read this scipt [sic] I thought, chainsawing out of a shark, repelling, guns, sharks, tornadoes, I’ve gotta do this
#LiveTweetingSharknado Asylum, give the peope [sic] what they want, Sharknado 2!
#LiveTweetingSharknado I cant [sic] believe how this movie is blowing up ALL social media. Working with @Chippendales tonight, seeing it tomorrow.
“@MelBusler3: Superman wears @IanZiering pajamas #sharknado” Now that’s funny! Thanks Mel.
After seeing myself in a wetsuit at 207lbs I’m suprised [sic] I didn’t get eatin [sic] first.. #lardandincharge.
Yesterday, Tara tweeted:
I actually can’t wait for @sharknado it might be even better then snakes on a plane !!! Lol ;) I hope you will have as much fun as I had
She hasn’t tweeted about it since.
At Nobu on Saturday night.