Tara Reid, Ian Ziering say 'Sharknado 3' is 'ridiculous'

"It's so fun shooting these movies," Ziering said. "It's just a good, fun movie."
By Annie Martin Follow @littlemannie   |  July 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Tara Reid and Ian Ziering say Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No is ridiculous but fun.

The 39-year-old actress and 51-year-old actor discussed the TV movie with WGN 9 ahead of the film's July 22 premiere on the Syfy channel. Reid and Ziering starred as April and Fin Shepard in Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One, and will reprise the characters in the sequel.

"It's so fun shooting these movies," the actor said. "I'm also a fan of the genre, so I like watching them as well. I get it, I understand now why they're so successful, because it's just a good, fun movie. It's kind of like it started its own genre -- the fun movie."

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No is set in Washington, D.C., and co-stars Cassie Scerbo, David Hasselhoff and Bo Derek. Both Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One proved surprisingly popular with audiences -- the latter is the most-watched TV movie to air on Syfy,

"All the time, I'm thinking, 'How am I going to pull this off? How am I going to say this dialogue? You've got to be kidding me,'" Reid admitted to Fox News. "It's ridiculous, and I have to take it seriously. But somehow it works."

"It's over the top, but it's over the top in a great way, and I've stopped questioning it," Ziering added to The Hollywood Reporter. "These movies are rated awesome, and they're not intended for overthinkers ... It's a campy, cheesy science-fiction movie, and it's wildly absurd."

Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One debuted to audiences of 1.37 and 3.9 million, respectively. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No will premiere Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET, and also features appearances by Mark Cuban, Ann Coulter and Michele Bachmann.

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