Blast from the past! See which American Pie actress ignores her haters.
The actress says she’s sick and tired of defending her body and behavior
Tara 42-year-old after Reid slurring is fed actress her up. words In was August, ridiculed during the a lian news bizarre show. On interview Oct. 15, on after an she Austra- was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight, websites claimed it was over her diva behavior (an accusation she quickly denied). Criticism about her thin frame remains constant. “What do I want to say to my haters? Hate me, I don’t care!” Tara tells In Touch reporter Diana Cooper during an interview on the set of her new movie, The Fifth Boro. “How can people judge someone they’ve never met? Leave me alone.” Here, the Sharknado star, whose mother, Donna, passed away shortly after our interview took place, opens up about body shaming, her love life and the nicest celeb she’s ever worked with. How much attention do you pay to what people say about you on social media and in the press? TR: I mean, I see some stuff, but you can’t follow it. These people sit behind computers trashing people. It’s like, how do you hate someone you don’t even know? Right. You spoke out after being removed from a recent flight, saying you left because the airline wouldn’t let your puppy sit with you, which they deny. (Tara has a 3-month-old emotional support dog, Beso, but declined to reveal why she has a support dog.) TR: I don’t normally stick up for myself. I let it go. But it wasn’t right, and I needed to say, “That wasn’t the story.” I’m doing so good in my career and my life right now, I don’t need that kind of s---. What about comments about your body? TR: Everybody has a different body type. People really need to stop body shaming because it’s affecting little girls. Do you think you're too skinny? TR: People are like, “She’s anorexic,” but I’ve been the same [size] in every movie! What’s your diet like? TR: I’m very healthy. I like to eat protein. I eat chicken every day. With protein, your body gets leaner and you have more energy. I try to stay away from carbs as much as I can, but I still eat them. And exercise? TR: I have a puppy! That’s a workout, trust me. I’m running down hallways and back, and he’s faster than me. How’s your love life these days? TR: I’m single. It’s easier that way. I don’t put pressure on myself, like, “Oh, my God, I’m in my 40s, I better find someone to marry.” If it comes, it comes. And kids? TR: I don’t know if I’ll have any. Tell us about your new movie, The Fifth Boro. TR: It’s a love story with a lot of heart. I play a cop. It’s very exciting! Are you open to an American Pie reunion? TR: I’d love to do another sequel of American Pie. There’s actually talk about it. It would be really fun. You’ve made six Sharknado films. Any more of those? TR: No! We are absolutely done. No more sharks. I’m all sharked out!
HOT TOPIC Tara’s thin figure has sparked eatingdisorder speculation, which she denies, saying, “I just have a really fast metabolism.”