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.
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