A prosthetic hand complete with circular saw, an endless parade of stars in cameo roles and the continued adoration of fans are the least of the highlights of Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! for star Tara Reid.
None of them matched the news for the former American Pie star’s as her discovery that actor Bo Derek was cast as her mother in the third instalment of the so-bad-it’s-good cult schlockbuster.
There is no shortage of cameos in Sharknado 3 — David Hasselhoff, Jerry Springer, the US Today Show hosts to name a few. Who was your favourite? When I found out Bo Derek (pictured above with Tara) was playing my mother I was like, “Are you kidding me — Bo Derek?” She’s an icon. I’ve looked up to her my whole life. I’m like, “You got Bo Derek to get in Sharknado? — what is happening?” I thought, “Wow, I’ll take that. It must mean I have some seriously good genes if she’s playing my mum.” She’s a really beautiful person, on the inside as well as the out. She’s calm and intelligent and fun-loving.
Did you have any scenes with “the Hoff ’? No, he shoots with Ian (Ziering) and plays his Dad. The thing about Sharknado is that once it’s finished you can end up in scenes with someone you actually don’t shoot with, because of the use of CGI and the green screen. The funny thing is during filming we never, ever see a shark. It’s hilarious — it’s just all make-believe sharks. The director is screaming, “OK, the sharks are coming,” and we’re like, “Where are they, where are we looking?” We are joking, “What if it’s like the size of f a goldfishldfi h and d we are ffreaking freakingki out?” We just hope e that they fill it with big enough ugh sharks, and enough of them, m, to match our acting.
In Sharknado 2, yourour character, April, lost her hand to a shark. How’s that prosthetic working ng out in Sharknado 3? It’s this great prosthetic, thetic, which is so much more than just a circular saw — it’s like the bionic hand now,ow, it can do many things. It’s ’s not just a saw. It becomes a personality of its own. wn.
Surely there are some drawbacks to having a circular saw hand? The big benefit is that hat you can kill a lot of f sharks. I guess the disadvantage mightht be … well … scratching your nose would be hazardous.
Is it true you camee up with the “Oh Hell l No” tagline for this movie? ovie? Yeah, it’s true. We were shooting in Orlando do and we were jokingg around on Vine making his video and I was like, “Oh hell no’, and then boom, all l of a sudden it’s out there re on this Vine, and it becomes ecomes a tagline for the film. m. And then I got Jedward to do a song for the film (the band has a cameo in the movie).
SHARKNADO 3: OH HELLELL NO, SYFY, THURSDAY, 9.30PM