Lily and Cane don’t look old enough to have teenaged children on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, but that’s exactly what’s happening now that their twins, Charlie and Mattie, have been recast! Lexie Stevenson is playing the new Mattie, and Noah Alexander Gerry is taking over for young Brandin Stennis as Charlie. The new actors made their Y&R debuts in May of 2017.
Gerry was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and as a child appeared in many regional theater productions and local television commercials. After moving to Hollywood, the young actor appeared in the Disney Channel series A.N.T. FARM. He also made an appearance in a Disney Channel “Family Tree” short where he introduces his parents and sisters as they go in search of their roots. Check out the much younger Gerry right here!
Since joining the cast of Y&R, Gerry has been bonding with his on-screen sibling, taking Stevenson out to In-N-Out and hitting the beach. He also attended the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards with his father and was thrilled to meet Y&R’s Kate Linder (Esther)!
As his first episode of the soap was preparing to air, Gerry tweeted: “Excited to make my debut today as Charlie Ashby and officially join the Y&R fam! Thanks for all the support!”
Soaps traditionally age children into teens in order to tell older storylines with them, and the Ashby twins have been no different. After Mattie’s failed relationship with Reed Hellstrom, Charlie got himself mixed up with a troubled young woman named Shauna who is turning his life upside down. How will Lily and Cane deal with their troublesome teenage twins? You’ll have to keep watching Y&R to find out!
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