Jerry O'Connell Watched (and Tweeted) 'Sharknado'
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Today, however, is a new and spontaneous national holiday called "The Day After Sharknado." So without further ado, here is O'Connell's take on Syfy's tornado full of sharks that blew up Twitter, as well as our minds, but fortunately spared Tara Reid and Ian Ziering.
So are you tired from the Sharknado that hit last night? And your brother's [Charlie O'Connell's] movie "2-Headed Shark Attack" came on right after!
I know, it's so funny. I couldn't believe how Twitter was just blowing up with that "Sharknado." I wonder if Leo [DiCaprio] will host the benefit for all the "Sharknado" victims. When I was in the middle of reading all the "Sharknado" tweets, CNN has breaking news that, oh, there's a new telescope and you can see the color of the planets in our solar system and I quoted that and said, "No one cares. There are sharks in tornadoes."
And only Ian Ziering can save us.
It was pretty amazing. I read an awesome article about the guys doing all those movies and they're awesome. One of the guys used to work in a video store and they'd see all these B movies and that's how he got into it. It's riveting. It was like the future of B movies.
See why everyone's buzzing about the Syfy instant classic "Sharknado":
Did you know about it before yesterday?
I think social media played a big role in this. You see everyone tweeting about that and then everyone tunes in.
And had you ever seen your brother's movie?
To be honest, I didn't even realize that they were the same people making those movies. Ironically, my brother is on a commercial fishing boat in Montauk Long Island right now. This aqua sort of theme is prevalent in our family.
Watch a trailer for "2-Headed Shark Attack":
You had your "Piranha"!
When all the "Sharkando" stuff happened last night I was thinking about "Piranha." What a fun shoot. I'm still really good friends with Adam Scott and Paul Scheer. It was a blast.