Tara Reid, the star of cult TV B-movie Sharknado, reckons that an actual sharknado could occur in nature.

Reid made the shock revelation ahead of the screening of Sharknado 2: The Second One on Syfy on July 31. The tagline for the first one was one of the greatest in film history - "Sharknado - Enough said!".

For the uninitiated, a sharknado is an - as yet unreported - natural phenomenon that sees a giant waterspout lifting sharks out of the ocean and depositing them on land, mostly in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Reid told GQ magazine, "I mean, the chances of it happening are very rare, but it can actually happen. Which is crazy.

"Not that it – the chances of it are, like, you know, it's like probably 'pigs could fly'. Like, I don’t think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornadoes. There could be a sharknado."

Sharknado 2: The Second One will air on Syfy at 2.10am (not exactly primetime there, eh?) on July 31.