The Sharknado films (I just did my charity work for the rest of the year by referring to Sharknado as a film) are an extra-salty mess that will fill your eyes with questionable-looking creatures and your ears with pure nonsense. Someone at Syfy should give Tara Reid a little coffee mug that reads “Most On Brand,” because today she gave a truly confusing mess of an interview with the Australian morning show Today Extra. I’m guessing that the viewers of Today Extra didn’t think Tara was going to take the title literally and start today off with an extra-messy interview.
Appearing live via satellite from New York this morning, Tara was supposed to talk about The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time, the sixth and final film of the franchise, which airs on Sunday. Today Extra hosts David Campbell and Deborah Knight deserve whatever the Australian equivalent of a daytime Emmy is for maintaining a straight face and not asking, “Girl, do you need a nap or what?“.
Tara was all over the place. She talked about TLS:IAT, but it was how she did it. She sounded like I do when someone calls me before 8am and I have to awkwardly pretend they didn’t just wake me up. Tara also had some trouble with the satellite delay and her ear piece, and she went on a tangent about seeing sharks from an airplane. And for some reason she was squinting like an off-brand Renee Zellweger the whole time.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) August 16, 2018
A shark could have flown through the background, and it still wouldn’t have been the weirdest part of Tara’s interview. There’s no real explanation for why Tara sounded and looked like she did. But Tara also appeared on Fox5 New York this morning with her Sharknado co-star Ian Ziering, and she was also kind of a mess (although – credit where credit is due – was at least 900% less shiny).
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) August 17, 2018
According to The Blast, Tara was scheduled for several interviews about Sharknado today, but she bailed on the last one. Tara and Ian were supposed to appear on the AOL Build Series, but only he showed up. Sources tell The Blast that it was definitely a surprise when only Ian arrived, and it wasn’t known if Ian was fully aware that he’d be doing the interview by himself. Later this morning, Tara posted an Instagram Story of herself in an airplane waving “Bye, New York!” as well as one of her riding around the airport, explaining that she was done with her press tour. Except she might not have been. Sources tell The Blast that Tara’s name was definitely on the press release for the AOL Build Series interview.
Someone must’ve realized that the only thing worse than two train wreck interviews is two and sent Tara back home. Who knows what could have happened in that third interview. We might have gotten a repeat of one of Tara’s previous Sharknado press tours in which she tore Jenny McCarthy a new rectum. But one thing is for sure: sounding like a mess, looking like a mess, talking like a mess, and bailing on jobs? A territorial Lindsay Lohan just texted Tara to stay away her turf.
Pic: Today Extra