Interview: Slade Monroe talks about playing Wheatie on "12 Mighty Orphans"
Updated: Jun 14
Slade Monroe recently joined host Elias in the cave! Slade stars as Wheatie on 12 Mighty Orphans. The film follows the remarkable true story of the "Mighty Mites" Texas football team who stole the nation’s heart during the Great Depression. Slade plays the the character of Wheatie, the quarterback and leader of the team. Slade took what he could from the book “12 Mighty Orphans” and filled in the blanks with his own experiences and the characteristics from fellow players on his football teams growing up.
Born and raised right outside of Dallas, Texas, actor SladeMonroe knew he had the performers spark from an early age. Slade gives credit to both major and minor moments that led him to begin taking acting classes to pursue a career on the big screen whether it was creating stories with toys or watching his first musical, the local stage adaptation of Gene Wilder’s “Young Frankenstein,”. While in high school, Slade juggled the school football team and acting in the drama club. Having a love for both, Slade was put in a position to pick one over the other due to an academic scheduling conflict. Ultimately, he chose to follow his greater passion and focus his attention down that path; the stage.
You can watch this interview on YouTube https://youtu.be/uIvFgO1dfGo
You can find Slade on Instagram @slade_monroe
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