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“The first time I [read the script], I just thought it was the most ridiculous, silly movie I ever had read in my life,” Tara Reid told The Hollywood Reporter of the cult-favorite Sharknado. “And here we are: Sharknado 6.”
The final installment of the franchise, The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, premieres Sunday on Syfy and finds its stars traveling back in time in a sharknado-turned-time-machine to stop the first tornado-man-eating shark that started it all.
“This Sharknado is absolutely crazy because we’ve done everything,” Reid, who plays April Shepard, told THR. “I already gave birth in outer space inside of a shark. I mean, who could do that? I went from a normal person to half robotic to a full robot. I have magical powers, I can fly. I can do anything.”
So what’s left for a franchise that’s done just about everything outrageous? “In this movie, it’s all about time travel,” the actress said. “So what we’re trying to do is get into it and time travel to where the other place was. Kind of pick up all the people where they are. And you can reverse time and save some of the lives. So the people that you thought were dead in the first one are back in this one.”
Added Reid, “I can drive a sharknado. It’s so silly. How they thought of the things they thought of in this one is just another level.”
The film franchise has garnered a major cult following since the first pic debuted in 2013, with fans loving its “so bad that it’s good” material.
“I think that’s why the fans like it so much, because they see that it’s outrageous. They see that it takes you out of your everyday life. This is a very hard time that people are alive, with all the war and all the racism going on,” said the actress. “It’s like a cult film. It’s amazing to me what happened with this little film. It still blows my mind away. It really does.”
Watch the video above to hear Reid tease the celebrity cameos in the telepic, the intense filming schedule and life on set.
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy.
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