'Shark Week 2020' | Adam Devine forgot he was swimming with predators while filming his Discovery special
Devine practically takes on the role of a DJ, complete with a booth assembled underwater and near the shark lair, where several sharks roam the waters, spinning some tunes to incite the predator's reactions
Discovery Channel has been putting out the most enticing documentations about sharks since 1988, in a seven-day marathon called 'Shark Week'. Each year, the shark fiesta is headlined by some popular celebrities who are not afraid to take a plunge into discovering the ocean's apex predator. 'Shark Week 2020' features big names such as Mike Tyson, Will Smith, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg and Adam Devine, who will go fishing for fun and laughter while seeking out the serious punchline, sharks.
Adam Devine, who currently stars in HBO series 'The Righteous Gemstones', is a comedian, screenwriter, producer and singer. He is best known for his role in 'Pitch Perfect' series, and his recurring role as Andy in 'Modern Family'. He also starred and co-created the Comedy Central series 'Workaholics' for which he was named The Hollywood Reporter's Top 50 Showrunners and one of Variety's 2013 Ten Comics to watch. His film credits include, 'The Intern', 'Game Over, Man!', 'When We First Met' and 'Isn't It Romantic'.
Devine stars in the shark special 'Adam Devine's Secret Shark Lair' and this isn't exactly his first rodeo. Previously, he swam with sharks off-screen alongside actor Zac Efron, while they worked together in the film, 'Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates'. Last year, the 'Workaholics' actor and a team of marine biologists deployed a CATS camera tag on a massive tiger shark to observe the large sea creatures. Their efforts were not in vain, for it yielded them a pleasant surprise, a secret shark lair. Scientists believe they have made a breakthrough with this discovery and have found what could be the largest congregation of tiger sharks on the planet, or as Devine would call it, a shark party like never before. This year he returns for Part 2 of the episode, where they will indulge in more tiger shark activities.
On August 10, Devine appeared on USA Today, where he spoke with Jenna Bush Hager about filming the Discovery Channel special. In an exclusive teaser obtained by the network, Devine is seen discussing research objectives with a team of experts who want to determine if the secret lair, is a tiger shark feeding ground. They plan to go underwater with a speaker that will play music to simulate the potential sounds of their prey. "I personally believe if I were a shark, I'd be more into like the dubstep of it all", Devine hilariously quips as the scientists look on incredulously.
"That was the entire week, with them just going like 'Oh no! He's going to get eaten alive. Poor little guy'", he said about the scientists' reaction to his antics, in the interview with Hager. Devine practically takes on the role of a DJ, complete with a booth assembled underwater and near the shark lair, where several sharks roam the waters, spinning some tunes to incite the predator's reactions. "This was my first experience out of the house," Devine told Hager. The pandemic has had people abiding by the federal mandate to stay at home, and self-quarantine.
"It was quite an experience. Look at these beasts. You forget why you are doing it though, that they are not acting," he said. "That's one thing I had to keep reminding myself of. These sharks are not in the Screen Actor's Guild". He also confessed that id there weren't cameras underwater and he as surrounded by sharks, he would probably be terrified. "As soon as the camera comes on, I have to shine."
'Adam Devine’s Secret Shark Lair' airs on August 12 at 9 pm on the Discovery Channel.