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Tara Reid has admitted that when she made the first Sharknado film, she was too embarrassed to tell anyone about it.

The actress also starred in the follow up, Sharknado 2: The Second One, which recently premiered on TV channel Syfy, and told Access Hollywood Live that it had taken her a while to realise what a huge success the concept would be.

She said of making the original: ‘When I first did it, it was called Dark Skies, so I thought, ‘Okay, it’s not going to sound so bad on my resume... it’ll be fine. ‘And then, all of a sudden, not even a week into it, they’re like, ‘We’re changing the name to Sharknado’. I said, ‘Oh my God, this is it. My career is over. I’m going to make a movie called Sharknado?’ ‘I begged them to change the name. It was horrible. They said, ‘Trust us, you’ll get it, it’ll work’.’

Tara went on: ‘When it came, I never told anyone about it. I can’t say I’m starring in a movie called Sharknado. I thought, ‘Okay, it’s on Syfy, no-one will ever see it.’ When it became this phenomenon, I was like, ‘Are you joking me, is this really happening?’‘ She also reassured fans that another follow-up was in the works: ‘We know Sharknado 3 is green lit for sure,’ but when London was suggested as a setting said she didn’t want to shoot in the cold: ‘No, somewhere warm this time.