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TARA Reid thought the first Sharknado flick would be a bomb. She certainly never imagined she’d still be running and screaming her way through its sequels five years later.

 

 

But when you’re hot, you’re hot, and Sharknado was sizzling property right from the get-go.

 

The original movie, after all, generated 604,000 unique tweets, between 8pm and 3am, following its US debut back in 2013. To put that into context that’s 363,000 more than the Game of Thrones red wedding episode — and we all know how big that franchise is!

 

But now it’s time to say goodbye to Fin (Ian Ziering) and April (Reid) as Sharknado reaches it’s dramatic, campy conclusion. Of course, nothing’s ever truly over in Hollywood.

 

All it usually takes is a simple phone call and a too-good-to-be-true offer. Right, Tara?

 

 

Talk about a galaxy of stars! (left to right) Cassie Scerbo as Nova Clarke, Vivica A Fox as Skye, Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard and Tara Reid as April Wexler.

 

Talk about a galaxy of stars! (left to right) Cassie Scerbo as Nova Clarke, Vivica A Fox as Skye, Ian Ziering as Fin Shepard and Tara Reid as April Wexler.Source:Supplied

 

 

Do you remember where you were when you discovered Sharknado had become a hit?

 

Tara: I was in Mexico on vacation. My phone was just ringing and ringing and people were saying ‘Can you believe what’s happened?’ and I was like ‘What?’

 

I was scared there was an earthquake or something bad somewhere. I had no idea people were going nuts over Sharknado.

 

I never in a million years thought anyone was ever going to see it, let alone tweet about it.

 

 

At one point it was racking up a gazillion tweets per minute!

 

 

“I think people like Sharknado movies because they’re so bad, they’re good,” says Reid. “Trust me, we’re in on the joke.”

 

“I think people like Sharknado movies because they’re so bad, they’re good,” says Reid. “Trust me, we’re in on the joke.”Source:Supplied

 

 

What’s it like acting alongside CGI sharks?

 

Tara: Ridiculous. When the director yells, ‘Annnd SHARK! And the shark’s coming after you! And you’re running! And you’re scared!’ We’re like, ‘Where is the shark?’ We’re all looking in different directions. It’s madness.

 

The series has had a lot of celebrity cameos over the years, including Bo Derek, David Hasselhoff, Olivia Newton-John, Abby Lee Miller, even Fabio! Who surprised you the most?

 

Tara: The big one was Kelly Osbourne. She was great. I think her acting is fantastic, she was spot on with her lines, she knew everything and she was really believable.

 

What can we expect from The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time?

 

Tara: We’ve done outer-space, we travelled the world, April gave birth in a shark — and now we’re tackling time travel! Expect to see dinosaurs in one scene and a completely different era in the next.

 

If they offered April her own spin-off would you say yes?

 

Tara: Yeah, why not? April’s pretty badass. In the latest movie she’s been cloned, so I play like 500 people. It’s crazy.

 

Will you miss her?

 

Tara: No, because there’s a piece of April in me forever.

 

The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time airs Saturday at 2pm on Foxtel’s Syfy.

 

 

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