Exclusive: Danielle Panabaker Gives Us Our First Taste of 'Piranha 3DD'


Last summer's most delightful bloodbath has spawned a November monster. Not much has been revealed about Piranha 3DD, so we went to the source: Danielle Panabaker. This young starlet, who you will probably recognize from The Crazies and The Ward, stars in Piranha 3DD, and she gave us a sneak peek at what to expect.

What drew you to Piranha 3DD?

It was an opportunity to work with the Weinstein Company. They make fantastic movies so it was great to do business with them. There is a certain comedic element to the film that I hadn't had a chance to do recently. There are some really talented comedians in the cast. It was a lot of fun.

Can you tell us about your role?

The movie takes place in a water park. My character's step-father owns the park, and she is coming to work there over the summer. And fishy things start to happen...!

Piranha 3D was all about the T&A and the blood. Can we expect more of the same?

You can expect exactly the same! I don't know that we went through quite as much blood as they did in the first one. Our set was more confined, since it was in a water park instead of Lake Havasu. There is lots of T&A. From my first scene, there is a lot of that going on, and it just continues throughout. It will not disappoint.

So does that mean you are nude in this one?

No. Absolutely not. I do spend a fair amount of the movie in my bikini, though.

Was it fun shooting in a water park? Did you get to play on the slides?

It was really fun. I have to say, I had the best time. We shot at this one park for like three weeks. John [Gulager, the director] showed us around when we got there. The water park also had an arcade attached to it. On our last day of shooting, David Hasselhoff had given us all "Don't Hassle the Hoff" shirts. So of course, when we wrapped filming, we decided we wanted to put them on and play laser tag. We had been there for three weeks and we couldn't get enough of that place. A huge thank you to the people of Jungle Rapids for taking such good care of us.

And you are done with filming?

Yes. We wrapped... about a month ago.