Saturday 31 January 2015

Sharknado stars chilled for sequel

Published 29/07/2014 | 16:04

Tara Reid and Ian Ziering reprise their roles in Sharknado 2: The Second One (Universal)
Tara Reid and Ian Ziering reprise their roles in Sharknado 2: The Second One (Universal)

Vivica A Fox and Tara Reid have told how they battled through freezing conditions to film Sharknado 2: The Second One.

The sequel to the hit TV movie - about a tornado of sharks that caused devastation in Los Angeles - sees the sharks cause more mayhem in New York City - and was filmed on location in winter.

Tara revealed: "We shot in New York and it was FREEZING! It was so cold. It was supposed to be the summertime and it was wintertime and there were blizzards every day.

"And it made no sense in the movie because it's snowing half the time - but then again it's Sharknado so it works!"

But the crazy disaster movie was dubbed so bad it's good by fans and Vivica revealed the wintery weather has been incorporated into the story.

She hinted: "What I'm going to tell you is Sharknado can cause the weather and the elements to change. And while we were filming this film it had to be some of the coldest days in New York City.

"We were filming on the 66th floor on top of a building and I don't know how Ian and I got our dialogue out, but we did."

Ian Ziering stars as the hero of the movie, Fin Shepard.

He revealed: "I was running from one frame through to end of the movie in this. Slicing through sharks, jumping off scaffolding, it was a very action-packed movie.

"I'm happy to be in an action-adventure movie, that's also a science fiction movie, where I get to play the action hero. It's awesome!"

But the cast all agreed they embraced the ridiculousness of Sharknado that made the first film such a hit.

Tara said: "It's just as tacky, it's outrageous the stuff we do in this movie. That's why it works, that's why it's so funny, because it doesn't take itself seriously."

Vivica agreed: "We all knew what we were signed up for and we just wanted to make it good. Everyone checked their egos at the door and had a great time."

::Sharknado 2: The Second One airs in the UK on Thursday 31 July at 9pm on Syfy

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