The venerated thespian that is Tara Reid has admitted she was afraid getting embroiled in Sharknado might just kill her bustling career.
The doyenne of straight to DVD greatness told Access Hollywood that she was worried that playing April Wexler would herald in vultures to pick the scraps off the carcass of her career.
Thankfully, we don't have to face a future devoid of Reid's esteemed work such as Celebrity Big Brother UK or stellar films such as The Hungover Games (yes, really), because Sharknado was mildly entertaining. Reid explained that;
When I first did it [Sharknado], it was called Dark Skies, so I thought, okay, 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'
After the name change, the 38-year-old actress desperately tried to duck all promotion of the movie along with begging filmmakers to reinstate the old name, but producers assured her to trust their judgement. Thankfully, they were right and Reid was just as shocked as everyone else;
When it became this phenomenon, I was like, ‘Are you joking me, is this really happening?’
So, all you struggling actresses out there who are stuck playing roles such as 'straw-haired road whore' and 'embarrassing drunk party guest' take note - CGI hurricane force sharks are the way forward. Who knew?!