Oh, hell yes!
David Hasselhoff, who has what he calls a "nice chunky part" in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, assured us today that the third installment in Syfy's surprise-hit franchise is going to be exactly what we thought it was going to be.
"You know, it's the worst movie you have ever seen," the Baywatch star said with utmost glee on HuffPost Live today. "The first one was the worst. The second one I think was even worse than the first. I'm so honored to be in Sharknado 3."
The Hoff joins an illustrious lineup that includes returning stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, as well as just-there-for-show players such as Mark Cuban, Bo Derek, Rick Fox, Chris Jericho, Michele Bachmann, Jerry Springer, Ann Coulter and Chris Kirkpatrick.
But while presumably at least half of those celebs are destined for a fate worse than—well, really, what's worse than being eaten by a mutant shark that came out of the sky rather than the sea—does Hasselhoff make it out of the movie alive?
"I'll tell you, I had so much fun making the movie," Hasselhoff laughed, having so much fun just talking about making the movie. "The people who make the movie have such a great sense of humor. They are the nicest people. Everybody's in on the joke, and it is so much fun. I'm telling you this thing is gonna go on forever. And the last shot of me is me on top of the moon [saluting]. I said [to the director], 'Are you gonna kill me?' And they said, 'No, you'll be in 'Sharknado 4.'"
So how did Hasselhoff, er, tackle the role of the father of Ziering's Fin Shepard? Wait for it...
"I came in and played him very real," the actor said. Oh, hell yes, again!.
"So you get a very emotional father and Fin at the very end—and it just really worked, because if you play it real, with all the crazy, stupid shark stuff going on, it really works!" Hasselhoff explained. "The kids'll watch it because they think it's real, and the adults will watch it because they're in on the joke! It's just a perfect scenario...The straighter you play it and the more you believe it, the funnier it is."
The "movie" premieres July 22 on Syfy.