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Ian Ziering thought 'Sharknado' script was horrible

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Actor Ian Ziering said he almost turned down the the original "Sharknado" as he thought the script was horrible.

The 53-year-old actor admitted that he took up the role of Fin Shephard to support his family as he had a child on the way, reported Spy.

"I thought it (script) was horrible. There were so many holes in the story that needed to be fixed with visual effects. I couldn't see how it could even be possible.

"I did it to provide for my family. My pregnant wife said I needed to go to work. I wanted to pass it on, honestly, I just felt like it just wasn't worth it. But I was having a baby and that was a little slap of reality," Ziering said.

But the TV film franchise went to become a major hit, with the fifth installment, "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming" airing yesterday.

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 09:42 IST