Back during the lead-up to Sharknado, when UPROXX was invited to participate in a conference call with Tara Reid and the film’s director, our own Cajun Boy asked Tara Reid what, if anything, she learned about sharks during filming. Here was her response, which I promise I am not making up: “I didn’t really learn anything about sharks. They weren’t real sharks, ya know? They were fake.”
Well last night Tara Reid appeared on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week gabfest Shark After Dark (with her Sharknado co-star Ian Ziering), and you will be pleased to know she has been researching sharks quite a bit.
Transcript and video below. Buckle up, people. We are going on a hell of a ride.
Tara Reid: Today 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. So I look up sharks on the Internet and I’m, like, “WHALE SHARKS… so that must be when a whale and a shark have sex.’ Then I think “Well, how does a whale and a shark have sex?” And then I looked it up…
Host: Was there a video of it?
Tara Reid: No, but 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, so they have nothing to do with each other…
Ian Ziering: You ever see a tiger shark?
Tara Reid: [undeterred] … so, basically, the dolphins have sex with each other, but the sharks don’t, so I thought, “Then how is it such a thing?” But the difference is the whale shark is the biggest shark in the ocean, but it’s also scary, and then you have the Great White and it’s all … there’s like 400 types of sharks. But the whale shark is kinda interesting because … [mumbles]
Host: I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about.
1) Watch this video twice. The first time, look at Tara as she proudly/incorrectly explains whale sharks to the host of a show about sharks on a network dedicated to science. The second, just watch Ian Ziering’s face will she’s talking.
2) Someone, somewhere — Discovery, NatGeo, Animal Planet, whoever — please give Tara Reid a nature show. I’m begging you.