Kathy McCabe, The Daily Telegraph, reports
American Pie star Tara Reid wants the mooted Sharknado sequel to be set in Australia as she remains in "shock" at the way the cult mockbuster has put her back on the celebrity map.
The American Pie franchise may have kept Tara Reid on the big screen for the past decade but the schlock horror telemovie Sharknado has rapidly restored her Hollywood cred.
Reid said she remains "in shock" and flabbergasted by the social media feeding frenzy which erupted after Sharknado screened in the US last week.
It has now been rush released in Australia, with its premiere on Foxtel's Universal channel tomorrow.
We get a special shout-out at the 14 minute mark as Ian Ziering's aptly-named character Fin comforts his chomped Aussie mate on the beach saying "Sharks don't like Vegemite".
"I cannot believe I am doing interviews with you in Australia for Sharknado," Reid said this morning.
"Sharknado 2 could work in Australia because there are so many sharks there. It could be possible to set it there."
The movie, starring Reid and a scene-stealing lead performance from former 90201 jock Ziering, didn't set the ratings alight but generated delight among lovers of "so bad, it's good" cinema.
The plot? A hurricane racing up the American west coast floods Los Angeles streets, drains, houses and cars with shark-infested waters.
This "natural" disaster escalates when water spouts suck up thousands of sharks which rain down on unlucky pedestrians when the tornadoes strike land.
Reid said she thought the script was "ridiculous" when she first read it and signed on because she was certain no-one would watch it.
"I thought I would just do it for a laugh, take the money and run. The whole concept is absurd, sharks fly in the sky and eat people in Beverly Hills through the drains and jump in their pools while we shoot at them. It is absolutely ridiculous," Reid said, laughing.
Most of the cast shared her incredulity as they read the diabolical dialogue while pretending to be under siege by sharks.
"We were laughing so hard but I laughed even harder watching some of the actors take it seriously," she said.
Reid admits there were a couple of "diva" moments on the Sharknado set when she could no longer suspend her disbelief in the script.
One was the casting of her American Reunion co-star Chuck Hittinger as her son.
"What? I had him when I was two?" she said.
And the other was when she refused to kiss a blood-soaked Ziering, who plays her ex-husband, in the final scene after he has cut his way out from inside a giant shark which has swallowed him whole.
"I tried to get that taken out of the movie, telling them I am not going to kiss him," she explained.
"He was covered in blood and I have a boyfriend. But the studio insisted we film it for the romance.
"It's a dumbass kiss, just so stupid. They wanted me to really kiss him!"
Reid was on tour in Mexico with her boyfriend Erez Eisen of electronic duo Infected Mushroom when Sharknado premiered in America.
She said Eisen and his band mates and crew ribbed her mercilessly as they watched it on the tour bus after she was deluged by texts and messages from friends and fans.
"I was so embarrassed! But then I suggested he start playing the theme song in their set with a video of shark scenes behind him and he said no pretty fast," she said.
Reid confirmed she has been targeted with many more mockbuster offers post Sharknado involving zombies, ghosts and vampires.
"They get worse and worse. Zombies versus sharks. Or vampires," she said.