One of the stars of Sharknado 2: The Second One is reportedly making diva demands of producers that risk all the actors getting fired.
“They’ll replace him, they’ll replace Tara Reid. They’re not essential to story. No one is,” a source close to production company The Asylum tells Confidenti@l. “The sharks are graphics, and everyone is replaceable.”
The New York Daily News says Ian was paid $400,000 for the first movie. The third has been green-lit, but Ian has not yet signed up. He’s hoping for a significant pay rise since made-for-TV movie (also shown in theatres for one weekend) Sharknado 2 scored 4 million viewers.
“Ian did the work and is fantastic, but it’s not Avatar”, a production insider says. “The stars of the movie are the sharks, and they’re not even real.”
“Ian needs to be careful how he plays this,” adds the source. “If he asks for too much, he will be the first to be cut. The network execs are worse than any shark.”