“I Don’t Give A Crap What You Had For Lunch:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Andre Gower, Part 2

Monster Basket Ball Squad

Teen Wolf producers proposed a sequel to Monster Squad that would, once again, team the supernatural with basketball. Unfortunately Monster Basket Ball Squad was never completed.

TDQ: You played college basketball for four years at UNC-Asheville. Anyone else who worked on “Monster Squad” any good at ball?

Gower: I actually played at Louisburg College my first two years for a well-known coach named J. Enid Drake. It was from there that the UNC-A coach asked me to come play for him.

As far as I know, I’m the only hoopster on the Squad, but we all have our extra-curricular talents. Ryan is a rock star and Ashley is a talented actor and has produced some projects. Fred Dekker has done some very cool stuff and is still, in my mind, more creative and knowledgeable than 99% of people working today. And, of course, Shane Black is cranking out great stuff as well.

TDQ: You now work as an acting and media coach. What is the most important thing you try and impart on children who want to break into show business?

Gower: Balance. First and foremost is the need to have as balanced a life as possible. Looking back, it’s the main thing that enabled me to not only work in the industry as much as I did, but enable me to be capable of existing outside of it as well. I went to regular school as much as possible when not on set and played organized sports and had many friends that weren’t associated with the business at all.
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“I Don’t Give A Crap What You Had For Lunch:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Andre Gower

Andre Gower

Andre Gower

This week we caught up with Andre Gower, star of the cult classic “The Monster Squad” and an acting/media coach. Andre spoke to us about chopping down a tree with Mr. T, his thoughts about Twitter and the rigors of being a teen heartthrob. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Andre Gower:

The Daily Quarterly: How did you hear about thedailyquarterly.com?

Andre Gower: Spam actually. Not the lunch meat, the e-mail kind.
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