Ian Ziering says he took on 'Sharknado' for family health insurance purposes
Who needs the Affordable Care Act when there's Sharknadocare? (Sorry.) Ian Ziering recently admitted to ABC News that his acceptance of a starring role in "Sharknado" was driven not by the super-amazing opportunity to hack up a flying shark with a chainsaw but to protect his growing family's health.
"... Halfway through the script, I said to my wife, 'Honey, I don't know about this. She didn't miss a beat, she said, 'Look, you're going to have two babies [by] this spring, you need to go to work," recalled Ziering, who clearly misjudged the potential awesome factor of sharks exploding out from under manhole covers. "I was really apprehensive, but as an actor I get my insurance from the Screen Actor's Guild by union, and you have to make so much every year to get that type 1 insurance."
More importantly, Ziering also addressed the prospect of a "Sharknado" sequel, telling ABC that a script had yet to be written but that there is talk of shooting the next one in Manhattan.