Tara Reid, star of "Sharknado", appeared on Discovery's "Shark After Dark" this week, and because she didn't want to sound dumb when talking about the animals--which have been the focus of the channel's programming during Shark Week--she did some research. Unfortunately, in revealing her research, she also revealed her ignorance of basic science.
"Today, all right, I was, like, 'I don't wanna, like, really sound stupid when I do this show today, so I learned a little education on sharks. I look up sharks on the Internet and I'm, like, 'whale sharks,' and I'm, like, oh, that must mean a whale and a shark have sex. And then I think, 'Well, how does a whale and a shark have sex? There's a thing called whale sharks, so I thought they must, you know. And then I realized that whales are mammals and sharks are animals -- they have nothing to do with each other," she said as the audience laughed.
Reid appeared on the show along with her "Sharknado" co-star, Ian Ziering, after the huge success of the film on SyFy. There's been talk of a sequel already, but a rumor is going around that Reid won't be reprising her role as April. However, Reid took to Twitter to shoot down the rumor.
There is no script for sharknado 2 until i read it then i will make a decision but everyone that is saying i got cut that is not true#liars
— Tara Reid (@TaraReid) July 28, 2013