“It Can Actually
Happen”: Tara Reid
Warns of the Threat of
a Real Sharknado
We still have a hard time believing Sharknado—a SyFy channel about a tornado shooting sharks all over Los Angeles—exists. We have even more trouble facing that there’s actually a sequel, Sharknado 2, due out this month.
But the least shocking thing about the whole Sharknado phenomenon has to be the fact that one of the film’s stars, Tara Reid, believes sharknados are real.
“You know, it actually can happen. I mean the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can happen actually,” she told GQ. “Which is crazy.”
No. You know what’s crazy? You, Tara Reid. You are crazy.
She continues, “The chances of it are, like, you know, it’s like probably ‘pigs could fly.’ Like I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados. There could be a sharknado.”
Just to clarify, “When pigs fly” is an idiomatic expression meaning things that are impossible. The exact opposite of this whole “Sharknados are possible” argument you’re trying to make.
For what it’s worth, last year’s release had many questioning whether or not a sharknado was conceivable. While it’s not unheard of for animals to get caught in vortexes, it’s unlikely they’d survive the trauma. Making it very difficult for them to, you know, attack a city like they did in the movie.
Just in case, some of Tara’s costars shared their best advice for an actual sharknado.
“You have to stay calm, okay? Because everyone else is freaking out,” Mark McGrath told GQ. “And you have to be good friends with Ian Ziering. If you’re part of Ian’s group, you got a fifty/fifty chance of survival.”
Noted. You know, just in case. Because following Tara Reid’s scientific expertise has never failed us before.