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