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Tara Reid Was Embarrassed by the First ‘Sharknado’

Tara Reid Was Embarrassed by the First ‘Sharknado’


Tara Reid refused to promote Sharknado when it first was released last year, because she was afraid it would end her career.

Sharknado went on to become a surprise phenomenon and now the sequel has hit with record-breaking ratings, but Reid wasn’t a fan when she first signed on to star in the film – which at that point was called Dark Skies.

She tells Access Hollywood Live, “When I first did it, it was called Dark Skies, so I thought, ‘OK, it’s not gonna sound so bad on my resume… it’ll be fine’. And then all of a sudden… they’re like, ‘We’re changing the name to Sharknado’. I said, ‘Oh my God, this is it! My career is over…’ I begged them to change the name. It was horrible. They said, ‘Trust us… It’ll work’.

“When it came I never told anyone about it… I thought, ‘OK, it’s on Syfy (network), no one will ever see it’. When it became this phenomenon, I was like, ‘Are you joking me, is this really happening?'”

Last week Sharknado 2 was doing press at Comic-Con, and Reid was once again no where to be found in the press room… However, when the sequel premiered this week – it smashed network records.

Photo Credit: Syfy

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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