Helping dispatch man-eating sharks is Michele Bachmann’s latest gig. The former U.S. representative is pulling out her acting chops with a part in "Sharknado 3," the third film in the goofy and exaggerated weather horror disaster franchise.
Bachmann participated in filming in front of the White House Wednesday morning. Director Anthony C. Ferrante said. Bachmann's scene is with Washington Redskins player Tom Compton, who plays a reporter interviewing her.
“It was a blast having her out here,” Ferrante said.
Bachmann plays herself (when she was in Congress) in the film, according to tweets from Huffington Post Associate Politics Editor Igor Bobic. He tweeted a line Bachmann says: “I believe they are growing in size, Congress has to take this seriously.” She said the cameo was just for fun, Bobic tweeted.
The film premieres in July on SyFy; in it, the inland man-eating sharks and the accompanying disasters hit D.C. and Orlando, Fla. Other confirmed stars include David Hasselhoff, Mark Cuban and Ann Coulter.
Ferrante declined to reveal anything more about Bachmann’s part to prevent film spoilers, but he said the crew “tossed her some ad-lib lines,” which she successfully ran with. The films, made for the SyFy channel, have typically included several cameos, Ferrante said.
“We give them some super-serious lines in the context of our Sharknado universe,” he said.
With the third film of the franchise partially set in D.C., Ferrante said the film is 100 percent bipartisan in nature.
“There are no party lines,” he said. “The only party line is having fun.”