Behind the Tweet

Mark McGrath gives the story behind 'Sharknado' sequel tweets

Feb. 20, 2014 at 12:16 PM ET

There's going to be another Sharknado! And Mark McGrath will be in the thick of it. 

McGrath recently announced that he would be starring in the sequel to last year's cult hit, and he tweeted about joining the cast.

Here's what McGrath had to say in the Orange Room on Wednesday about the movie and his acting chops.

Video: In TODAY’s Behind the Tweet, singer and actor Mark McGrath says he's got high hopes for his role in "Sharknado 2."

McGrath said that the hardest part about doing the movie would be leaving his family while he shot the sequel in New York. Before leaving, he tweeted this about something his daughter said that caught him off guard.

McGrath explained why his daughter's words meant so much to him. 

Video: In TODAY's Behind the Tweet, singer and actor Mark McGrath recalls a touching remark from his young daughter.

Watch Mark McGrath chatting with Kathie Lee and Hoda about the upcoming season of "Killer Karaoke." 

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